THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS AN EXAMPLE OF A 'LONELY' SUPERPOWER (Stany Zjednoczone Ameryki jako przyklad 'osamotnionego' mocarstwa)
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'Loneliness' on the international scene means a more or less significant either volunteered or enforced distancing oneself from the rest of the international community. It can pertain to different spheres: political, economic, technological or cultural, can be attributed to various causes and manifests itself in a variety of ways. It usually befalls states or other agents that function in the international system. However, the situation of a 'lonely' superpower is a special case. The above issues are discussed on the example of the present position of the USA. The following questions have been taken as a point of departure: How does contemporary American domination manifest itself? Does the USA today meet the criteria of a 'lonely' superpower? What are the causes, symptoms and consequences of the international 'loneliness' of the USA?
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