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    When Did the United States Lose its Prestige?

    So, when did the United States lose its greatness. People are always talking about how the US has separated from what made it great, just wondering when exactly this happened.

    I know most of you probably think it was a gradual process, so just tell me when you think it was diminished the most.

    Thanks!

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    Re: When Did the United States Lose its Prestige?

    Quote Originally Posted by SirPwn4lot View Post
    So, when did the United States lose its greatness. People are always talking about how the US has separated from what made it great, just wondering when exactly this happened.

    I know most of you probably think it was a gradual process, so just tell me when you think it was diminished the most.

    Thanks!
    From what I could tell, the late 70s. Thats when people stopped believing in America and start with ultra conservatism.

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    Re: When Did the United States Lose its Prestige?

    U think it really started after kennedy was shot. People stopped believing and it started going down hill after LBJ came in.

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    Re: When Did the United States Lose its Prestige?

    It started with Nixon, increased under Regan, and ultimately grew to epic proportions under the Bush line. In between, a combination of inaction and overspending by the Dems only compounded the problems, however it was the ultra conservative mentality that formed the worst aspects of U.S. foreign policy in the latter half of the 20th century. This is what turned the world away.

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    Re: When Did the United States Lose its Prestige?

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    It started with Nixon, increased under Regan, and ultimately grew to epic proportions under the Bush line. In between, a combination of inaction and overspending by the Dems only compounded the problems, however it was the ultra conservative mentality that formed the worst aspects of U.S. foreign policy in the latter half of the 20th century. This is what turned the world away.
    It was before Nixon. LBJ screwed up Foreign policy from the get go. He even admitted to hating foreigners.
    In both countries, peoples and governments alike turned against the uncomprehending or unsympathetic Americans, and India and Pakistan went to war in 1965.
    The latest archival studies suggest that the same was true of foreign policy: in a sense, Johnson did not have one. The historians show us a president who, when his advisers disagreed, would try to split the difference between them
    Lyndon Johnson and Foreign Policy: What the New Documents Show | Foreign Affairs
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    Re: When Did the United States Lose its Prestige?

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    Re: When Did the United States Lose its Prestige?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gapeach View Post
    It was before Nixon. LBJ screwed up Foreign policy from the get go. He even admitted to hating foreigners.

    The latest archival studies suggest that the same was true of foreign policy: in a sense, Johnson did not have one. The historians show us a president who, when his advisers disagreed, would try to split the difference between them
    Lyndon Johnson and Foreign Policy: What the New Documents Show | Foreign Affairs
    I agree that LBJ had some major **** ups, but it was the ultra conservatives that formed the hawkish foreign policy that we have today.

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    Re: When Did the United States Lose its Prestige?

    I believe it was when we began the process of handing the country over to businesses. That's basically what we have right now:

    A two party system that is financed and run by big business. It's quite unfortunate.
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    Re: When Did the United States Lose its Prestige?

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    I believe it was when we began the process of handing the country over to businesses. That's basically what we have right now:

    A two party system that is financed and run by big business. It's quite unfortunate.
    I wholeheartedly agree with this.

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