Friday, March 20, 2015

Question 3

Those who were subject to American culture exports may not have seen these in a completely peaceful way.  Some nations may have felt these cultural exports were being used as propaganda to promote the United States as a cultural peace driven nation, even though the U.S. was involved with many military efforts. These countries may have also realized the United States was trying to come off as non-imperialistic, but at the same time the U.S. was attempting to force their ways of culture, through art and entertainment. As a result, these countries could view the actions of the U.S. as aggressive and dominating nature, which is characteristic of a forceful imperial power. For example, although the abstract art created in the U.S. presented individuality and openness for interpretation,  the U.S. was pushing their own culture’s ideals onto other counties. This may have came off as chauvinistic and dictating, which means they were pushing peaceful culture in a not so peaceful way.
Matthew Burger 

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