How Did Social Darwinism Influence Foreign Policy

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Social Darwinism is all about the survival of the fittest. The ideas of Social Darwinism were all about maximum working hours and that wealth would go to the people who were most capable of creating it.
I think the ideas of Social Darwinism influence foreign policy in the late 1800s and early 1900s by making the U.S. think that they were better than everywhere else in the world. It helped people believe that because of the United States development of cities and our influence in the machine age that we were better and stronger than the rest of the world. I also think that Social Darwinism affected foreign policy in believing that because the U.S. was an “exceptional nation” that it could control other places and other people groups.
The treatment of the Philippines after the Spanish American war is a great example of the affects Social Darwinism had on foreign policy and their attitudes and practices. The Roosevelt Corollary was all about making sure that other people groups and other
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Louis World Fair shows a strong picture of the way the ideas of Social Darwinist were reflected into the culture and popular attitudes. I think the St. Louis World Fair shows this because it was all about being American and how big and grand we can be. This just shows how much the U.S thought of themselves. The Social Darwinist ideas made the culture a more big headed place that thought mostly about what was best for the U.S only.
I find it a little crazy how uncaring the U.S was of other people and places at this time. The impacts of Social Darwinism are big and mostly bad when it comes to the rest of the world we live in. I think Social Darwinism has impacted the way the U.S. is today and I don’t believe that is a wonderful thing because I think the United States and the people who live in them sometimes still get caught up in believing they are better and smarter than the rest of our world. I think that is a reflection of how Social Darwinism affected us in the
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