How America could lose its allies | 2020 Election

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What is NATO? And why is it still around?
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For 150 years, the US avoided formal alliances. It occasionally went to war -- fighting the War of 1812, the Spanish-American War, and World War I -- but did so without entangling itself in promises to other countries. Then, after World War II, it abruptly changed course, and began to build a network of alliances unlike anything that had come before.
Over the next few decades, the US used those alliances to keep countries around the world close, and to fight Soviet expansion, by making a promise that it would go to war if any of its allies were ever attacked. After the Soviet Union fell, the initial purpose of those alliances was gone, but the US recommitted to them, signaling again and again that the central promise of those relationships was still in effect. It kept doing so for the next 25 years.
Then the US elected a leader who took America’s global relationships in a new direction. President Trump was skeptical that America’s network of alliances was still beneficial to the US. He began to distance the US from those alliances, raising doubts about whether America would actually follow through on the promise at the core of them if provoked. Some allies moved closer to Russia or China, both of whom had attempted to undermine America’s alliances.
Today, the future of those alliances is on the ballot in the US. One of the major presidential candidates in the 2020 election wants to return the US to its former status with its allies; the other finds its decades-old alliances costly and cumbersome. The world is waiting to see which vision Americans prefer.
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Sources and further reading:
Alex Ward: www.vox.com/2020/8/18/21334630/joe-biden-foreign-policy-explainer
Mira Rapp-Hooper, Shields of the Republic: www.amazon.com/Shields-Republic-Triumph-Americas-Alliances/dp/0674982959
Mark Webber and James Sperling: www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/CECD6A4DA95D3C177531E8C10A6E562B/S0260210519000123a.pdf/trumps_foreign_policy_and_nato_exit_and_voice.pdf
Joyce Kaufman: www.chathamhouse.org/sites/default/files/publications/ia/INTA93_2_01_Kaufman.pdf
Jennifer Lind: americas.chathamhouse.org/article/the-future-of-americas-ailing-alliances/
Klaus Larres: archive.transatlanticrelations.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Larres-Donald-Trump-and-America%E2%80%99s-Grand-Strategy-U.S.-foreign-policy-toward-Europe-Russia-and-China-Global-Policy-May-2017.pdf
Fabrice Pothier and Alexander Vershbow: www.atlanticcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/NATO_and_Trump_web_0623.pdf
Elena Atanassova-Cornelis: www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03932729.2019.1665272
Shin Kawashima, Matake Kamiya, James L. Schoff: carnegieendowment.org/2019/10/10/managing-risks-and-opportunities-for-u.s.-japan-alliance-through-coordinated-china-policy-pub-80026
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  • Correction: At 2:26, our map of the Soviet Union includes Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia was never part of the USSR. This is the sixth episode of our 2020 US election series. You can watch all the other episodes now: 1) Climate change: noworld.info/video/video/tJimjch-q9Ld0dE.html 2) Voting rights: noworld.info/video/video/xJ6Ypr9vvLGuqMU.html 3) Reproductive health: noworld.info/video/video/pazaoJdqqNjeytE.html 4) Public schools: noworld.info/video/video/z3ivaJ2py5G5xNk.html 5) Police reform: noworld.info/video/video/tnrKhc2jspaepq8.html 6) America’s role in the world: noworld.info/video/video/tmexp7etlp2crNk.html 7) Transportation: noworld.info/video/video/kIypj9p5tLjfyKs.html 8) LGBTQ rights: noworld.info/video/video/24TTpbun1sqdqJI.html 9) The eviction crisis: noworld.info/video/video/qWKcrrqAkq6ZtM0.html Thanks to everyone who responded to the callout and took the time to help make our reporting and our videos stronger.

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    • Vickie Sanders well oceans can’t stop my icbms -this message brought to by the DPRK. DPRK: the best Korea, now 35% off for Black Friday weekend!

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    • "The United States of America is a lucky country. Surrounded by oceans and weak neighbours." - Otto von Bismarck

      Vickie SandersVickie SandersDag siden
    • Nato, what is the difference between nato and the quad?

      Curtis CarpenterCurtis CarpenterDag siden
    • Not to nitpick but your map also included Albania. Albania was in a similar situation as Yugoslavia but instead of going it alone they drifted towards China

      A_HUMANA_HUMAN2 dager siden
    • We had many allies before WWII.... Almost every point you make in this is false after 2 minutes of research.

      bobwillneverdiebobwillneverdie6 dager siden
  • Trump's ineptness in foreign policy and diplomatic relations has affected citizens of the whole world. And Trump doesn't care because he is one of the most selfish people to have ever walked the earth. Thank goodness he will bee gone!

    tudorjasontudorjasonTime siden
  • I will let America or Russia lead the world. China is a no no.

    Hollow Of the AbyssHollow Of the AbyssTime siden
  • Rip alaska

    SyafiqSyafiq2 timer siden
  • world war 1? lololol

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  • China: Hey Russia Russia: What? China: Check it out *Pokes the U.S* Russia: *Pfft* Let me try!

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  • I’m a Republican,but I do want to say that: while I think asking for 2% of gdp spent on military is fair,I also think we shouldn’t end alliances with really good countries just because they struggle to reach 2%.

    CyBeRSkYoUtCyBeRSkYoUt9 timer siden
  • Trump finally learnt politics is not business

    Manish kumar reddy KothaManish kumar reddy Kotha15 timer siden
  • I hope america does lose its allies

    MauInUrSubbox -MauInUrSubbox -17 timer siden
    • why?

      Mask MarvinMask Marvin9 timer siden
  • So many people think America is the most evil country on earth. if they are then ask yourself this- when they invented the nuke and no one else had it, why didnt they conquer the entire planet? thats the biggest act of self restraint in all of world history.

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  • Where is Vault-tec? I wanna buy a bunker! Also, they failed to mention Israel...

    Senator Jelly BeansSenator Jelly BeansDag siden
  • I can't stop laughing at the fact that this is video is sponsored by a vodka company

    robert garzarobert garzaDag siden
  • America needs to understand its own stance then find alliance not build alliances and wait for things to change to influence that alliance.

    Curtis CarpenterCurtis CarpenterDag siden
  • you forgot to mention the us alliance with Saudi Arabia and how they've been funding bombings on innocent people

    GoodmanGoodmanDag siden
  • The thing is America has gone weak but don't wanna admit.

    NoobclashNoobclash2 dager siden
  • Oh yea Biden wants to weaken our nation and shorten our military Trump brought American jobs and money back to America but China loves Biden so they released covid into the waters to crash trumps economy he built so nobody would vote for him

    Ryan GalvanRyan Galvan2 dager siden
  • operation breaking usa begins

    raj luffyraj luffy2 dager siden
  • Nobody won the Cold War. Each side just backed down. The only war that the US has won was its own

    Kenny RocheKenny Roche2 dager siden
  • We dont need to be the worlds cop

    big Clevelandbig Cleveland2 dager siden
  • America is back boys, Ridin' with Biden!😂🍾🎂🎉🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

    FalconFalcon3 dager siden
  • Who is here after Trump allowed the Biden transition to start, after 2 weeks of crying and screaming and being a sore loser😂😂

    FalconFalcon3 dager siden
  • As a Korean, this was one of the biggest concerns regarding the november election.

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  • America: ok we will help defend our allies Rest of the world: America is terrible, why do they police the world? Trump: okay it's time to start defending yourselves then World: surprised Pikachu face

    JoshJosh3 dager siden
  • Africa finding out there’s a big groupchat they’re not in: 👁👄👁

    Alex RiveraAlex Rivera3 dager siden
  • Still the most funny thing in history for me is France funding us and going completely broke

    VOLT GAMINGVOLT GAMING3 dager siden
  • Trump was An Imposter 0 imposter remains victory : every other president

    5th Republic5th Republic3 dager siden
    • Edit: victory: every living human, even Trump himself*

      Alex SavastruAlex Savastru2 dager siden
  • Ironic that the vietnam war didn't get a single mention

    Killer- AKiller- A3 dager siden
  • Wait a second...this video is sponsored by Absolut? Like the vodka company Absolut? What that you guys in mind would happen on election day? o.O

    thoebythoeby4 dager siden
  • America (Trump): Hey Japan, you should spend more on your Military: Japan: *Visible Confusion* Constitution doesn’t allow for a Military and only a small defence force is allowed. America (Trump): Yeah but we’re losing money defending you. Japan: 👁👄👁 You literally forced us to write that in our constitution after WWII saying that American will protect Japan instead 😂

    Kuya LeinadKuya Leinad4 dager siden
  • 0:08 trump is facing left but he is a republican

    Max GibsonMax Gibson4 dager siden
  • Really confusing how you didn’t add Saudi Arabia since it’s their biggest ally and most important

    TNC Tornado YtTNC Tornado Yt4 dager siden
  • Why should only America spend for other's protection ? Is it a charity?

    Kartik GuptaKartik Gupta4 dager siden
  • Hey, the election is over. We lost...

    thomas aquinasthomas aquinas5 dager siden
  • If I had watched this before knowing who won I would have been really scared of a world war 3, thank goodness

    Maxine Finn FoxenMaxine Finn Foxen5 dager siden
  • “ used allies to prevent wars??” Sure.

    Alex MorenoAlex Moreno5 dager siden
  • America's military force is powerful enough to counter Russia, China and North korea all at once. The citizens of Texas could probably stop an invasion from China before it ever hit San antonio. Lol

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  • Yes i feel chinese pressure in the philippines

    Clairechane UmapasClairechane Umapas5 dager siden
  • Guess Vox doesn't want to include Taiwan in the circle huh

    Florisato LisoritonaroFlorisato Lisoritonaro5 dager siden
    • Isn't Taiwan part of China?

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  • Mistake at 5:38, it did not bomb only Serbian forces, over 80% of bombes were droped on hospitals, buildings, factories, bridges, mines, schools...

    Lazar AndrejicLazar Andrejic5 dager siden
  • I was so high I thought the title said 'How America could lose its aliens'

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  • Why my president left U.S.A😑

    PhillippinesPhillippines5 dager siden
  • 0:19 oh no... i cant believe António Costa is not looking either... It doesnt mean anything for Portugal. No one here likes trump

    Bruno AlvesBruno Alves5 dager siden
  • 8:08 Philippines 👁👄👁

    Dar JanelDar Janel6 dager siden
  • As a mexican, i love how the US managed to battle all these countries and in the end, is the world power. And im glad i got a opportunity to move out to the US.

    CasasCasas6 dager siden
  • This was something Islam did for 1200/1300 years, we created allies through faith and we dominated the majority of Asia, Africa, and some parts of Europe. And why Islam was successful in being the dominating force? Because we gave full protection to other believes too! Such as Christian, Jews, Hindu, and if any other faith existed. Even though these days we have Muslim majority countries such as in Africa and Asia, we have no unity sadly. If we can bring this unity again then we can have the power and power of Islam means the power of people and no other faith will ever go against Islamic policy if they are getting human rights doesn't matter what their religion is.

    Abir AhmedAbir Ahmed6 dager siden
  • This video is fear mongering.

    Gardner SkiffGardner Skiff6 dager siden
    • This comment is a brain washed trump supporter. Back in 2015: "a pandemic won't happen your fear mongering"

      Quartz QuillQuartz Quill5 dager siden
  • Make a video on why America doesn't need allies when we can nuke anything

    MakooshMakoosh6 dager siden
  • Lol we Americans don’t need allies. We are the greatest nation in the world.

    Billy BillyBilly Billy6 dager siden
    • Yeah sure, America needs allies, the US is the most powerful, that just means the US has two more nukes than Russia, but in the rest the US is far from it

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  • We’re back it nato boys

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  • RCEP is coming guyss

    YellowTsubasaYellowTsubasa6 dager siden
  • How America could lose its allies? well, its simple Trump

    Ethan GatenbyEthan Gatenby6 dager siden
  • The United States Government and the Deep State are TORTURING INNOCENT American Citizens and their PETS with MICROWAVE Weapons! Major Human Rights Violations happening on U.S. Soil.

    Jonathan GreenJonathan Green6 dager siden
  • I'm glad trump put his foot down.

    Jag of JokesterJag of Jokester6 dager siden
  • 4:05 "except for you kurds" - Trump (Probably)

    Kali ArnisKali Arnis6 dager siden
  • Is it me or NATO began starting wars rather than preventing them? lol

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  • This is the best explanation techinique ever

    Aishve TorahAishve Torah6 dager siden
  • What's the name of lady?

    Ankesh KukretyAnkesh Kukrety6 dager siden
  • Who is the brave lady Can i see whole interviews of her

    Gold PrajapatiGold Prajapati6 dager siden
  • I like Joe Biden beacuse he wants to bring back the alliance. And make other countries like the Philipines safe

    Prince PerezPrince Perez7 dager siden
  • Trump got into presidency was a meme honestly. Like, all those decades of the previous US presidents holding up the American's standard and keeping a strong and great image of America, all got bamboozled by Trump.

    GentakyGentaky7 dager siden
  • They should add india on that alliance to counter china huge population

    Tacos X AnimeTacos X Anime7 dager siden
    • On alliance with US there comes a huge list of do's and don't s from the US and we don't need alliance of US we are self sufficient

      niraj pardeshiniraj pardeshi5 dager siden
  • Russia and China are probably gonna rule them now they are way smarter

    šofro Crnogoracšofro Crnogorac7 dager siden
    • Russia's population and economy is collapsing

      Alejandro Gacis-CusayAlejandro Gacis-Cusay7 dager siden
    • They aren't tho

      Alejandro Gacis-CusayAlejandro Gacis-Cusay7 dager siden
  • here it is why ww3 will exist next year

    AgatecraneAgatecrane7 dager siden
  • NATO COMMITED WAR CRIMES AGAINST SERBS. KARADCIZU VODI SRBE SVOJE

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  • Amerexit!!

    The Real PerezThe Real Perez7 dager siden
  • Its sad that our partnership is in question smh

    Carlos AlfaroCarlos Alfaro7 dager siden
  • So what about the NSA global surveillance disclosures and the scandal when the USA spied on Germany?

    JanTubeJanTube7 dager siden
  • United States remind me to drug lords. USA is the devil.

    Manuel Vargas MorenoManuel Vargas Moreno7 dager siden
  • So Trump was not that Bad.

    Manuel Vargas MorenoManuel Vargas Moreno7 dager siden
  • How to campaign without campaigning. Great tips for music directors

    ABHIJEET GHADVAJEABHIJEET GHADVAJE7 dager siden
  • If American allies were to turn against America, would America really be able to defend itself?

    Anton LadanAnton Ladan7 dager siden
    • RUSSIA WOULD BE FIRST TO ATTACK USA WITH OTHER COUNTRIES AND INDIA WILL BE NEUTRAL

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    • There is even a video about if the world went against the usa

      Huan ZumanHuan Zuman7 dager siden
    • Yes

      Huan ZumanHuan Zuman7 dager siden
  • There was an idea, to bring together a group of remarkable people, to see if we could become something more but they don't pay us back

    Asif JamalAsif Jamal8 dager siden
  • Vox: post WW2 is where us relationship with other nations first took place President Wilson: Am I a joke to you?

    No OneNo One8 dager siden
  • Biden will be the one who ruins the great English speaking Alliance not Trump. Without allies, she's going to be vulnerable.

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  • so basically america was smart with allies until people started not caring

    JhimothyJhimothy8 dager siden
  • after election of chinise agent i think its end of american's superpower

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  • stay safe&healthy earthlings L💕ve fr 🇵🇭 🙏☮️🌈

    Ennaej EamEnnaej Eam9 dager siden
    • Pinagsasabi mo?

      Florence MarlenFlorence MarlenDag siden
    • Pinoys her america enslaved her allied forces like philippines he predict that marcos was dictator but ferdinand was Intellect patriotic man who lives in Philippines.

      Jimmy BajaJimmy Baja3 dager siden
  • Good thing trump is gone in the white house now cause he is just a big joke. Here in the Philippines are president is choosing china over America now which is totally Discussting!

    Vergel PajarillagaVergel Pajarillaga9 dager siden
  • And this is why President Trump is the balliest greatest President that US of A has ever had.

    Neil AspinallNeil Aspinall9 dager siden
  • Problem is clear. Rulers from Europe spend their money on economy rather than army. They feel that USA is protecting them and can focus on economy,. They can grow and grow much bigger with time than USA. Donald Trump mad good move, made them scary that they may be left alone without any army against invading Russia. This move could work and make them spend more money on army but with Biden now whole plans just ended.

    Ar GoAr Go9 dager siden
  • Ok Karen

    GunsiezGunsiez9 dager siden
  • Let’s hope they do, hopefully America finally loses its influence and a new age will come.

    The Ba’athist Al AliThe Ba’athist Al Ali10 dager siden
  • This guy Donald Trump has the brain sell count of a phone charger.

    CD_SilentCD_Silent10 dager siden
  • Given our history together, I'd hope going forward we do everything we can to keep a strong alliance with Japan and Germany...

    Amanda :DAmanda :D10 dager siden
  • america protects allies while allies buy made in china products. if you think you are smarter than trump then think again.

    just awayjust away10 dager siden
  • Everyone's a gangsta until US and India 🇮🇳🇺🇸 comes together to form the most Powerful Alliance against China... It's my dream to see working with the Indians more closely.. 🤘🤘

    Subhir SinhaSubhir Sinha10 dager siden
  • stephen walt be smilin'

    JM CadenasJM Cadenas10 dager siden
  • japan siding with china is like south korea siding with north korea.

    PatrickgamezPatrickgamez10 dager siden
  • After they salvage Africa they leave them out

    Glue StoneGlue Stone10 dager siden
  • 10:34 why does Biden look angry in this picture lol

    Simpsons Fan988Simpsons Fan98810 dager siden
  • We already lost most of our allies thanks to Trump, and we are looking at a more derailing economy soon.. Too bad

    Mario RubenMario Ruben10 dager siden
    • Some people hate Trump simply because he points out that many leaders have no clothes on.

      Neil AspinallNeil Aspinall9 dager siden
    • america protects allies from china, and allies buy made in china. if you think you are smarter than trump, think again

      just awayjust away10 dager siden
    • allies are just free riding your military paid by your taxpayers. all the time while allies behave like your democrats who despise capitalism and like socialist policies like russia and china had during the cold war. america is truly in a disadvantage in this case, you should thank trump

      just awayjust away10 dager siden
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      Emiliano LucasEmiliano Lucas10 dager siden
    • My first experience with Mr Gregory gave me the assurance that has made me invest without the fear of loosing

      TommybrysonTommybryson10 dager siden
  • Should we Bring Latin America into NATO? No it’s better to induce militar dictatorships on all these countries to avoid communism!!!

    Rafael BittencourtRafael Bittencourt10 dager siden
    • @Paix égalité et fraternité as if, stay mad

      Gorth SleeperofwomenGorth Sleeperofwomen6 dager siden
    • @Gorth Sleeperofwomen lol says the country with extreme division and looks looks like it's of a civil war or a revolution

      Paix égalité et fraternitéPaix égalité et fraternité7 dager siden
    • @Paix égalité et fraternité lol, stay mad, your nations inferiority is showing

      Gorth SleeperofwomenGorth Sleeperofwomen7 dager siden
    • lol have you ever wondered why 1/4 of the world are 3rd world countries? USA can't do anything but illegally steal resources

      Paix égalité et fraternitéPaix égalité et fraternité7 dager siden
    • Yes, Pinochet did nothing wrong

      Gorth SleeperofwomenGorth Sleeperofwomen10 dager siden
  • Mmmm me watching this while eating nachos

    Patrick CachPatrick Cach10 dager siden
  • 2 continents could lose all their allies??

    tapeabletapeable10 dager siden
  • Um... Grand multi-national alliances were nothing new by the 40s. The entente and central powers of WW1 were both massive collective defense treaties and those treaties were a massive part of the spark that would become the wildfire known as WW1. But I guess since the US didn't get involved with that until 1918 (The same year the war ended) they wouldn't know much about that, because apparently, the United States has never heard of a history book... Or the Internet...

    Henry VIIIHenry VIII10 dager siden
  • We already lost most of our allies thanks to Trump.

    James WiseJames Wise10 dager siden
  • as much as i hate the cheeto and everything he represents, i can see a point in him being pressed like a panini 9:42

    Nico JiménezNico Jiménez10 dager siden
  • *This video happened because of a photo of country leaders looking different ways...*

    malaysian animatormalaysian animator10 dager siden
    • that was just a framing device

      matthew cobenmatthew coben10 dager siden
  • i think we need to attack china because if we dont i think they will be attack usa and all of allies to the future world war3 i think only

    Kerby RanocoKerby Ranoco10 dager siden
  • We had no problem about that we can change our government system into dictatorship America don't realized they are number 1 target hahaha hope the ocean will protect u haha China has nuclear they had man power an huge industrial Russia also had they control south east Asia and mid Asia they are building nuclear submarine and China aiming to double that numbers in 10 years they are building also huge aircraft carrier strenghten there capibility of strike and bombing someday u are all alone to face that trouble hahaha

    Jeaspense GordonJeaspense Gordon11 dager siden
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