Scandinavia and the World

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That is the problem I fear. The US never really had the diplomatic experience most other nations had of having to interact with other powers as equals and consider their aims and desires. Even after 45 when they became pretty much a permanent player in world diplomacy, because it was as unquestioned world No. 1 economically and militarily and as leader of the western powers, they still have relatively little incentive to consider the needs of other powers, which I think is a factor in delaying their development as a true diplomatic power. Hence they still tend to over-estimate simplistic and often military 'solutions' to problems.