Over the course of the 20th Century, nearly every aspect of international politics had been redefined. The United States began the 1900s with a primarily isolationist attitude with respect to other states and their right to sovereignty. However, by Centuryís end, the United States rose to be the planetís one super-power, not without the large US nose sticking itself into everyone elseís business. And, over that 100-year period, innumerable causes and effects
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and must be handled with care. However, over the Cold War, the US knew where the nuclear threat was coming from: Russia. And the US knew how to deal with that threat: stockpile weapons for a counter-attack. Today, future enemies are unanticipated and the US might possibly be unprepared. All in all, the nuclear threat is rising again, 10 years after the fall of the Soviet Union, only this time the focus is on East Asia.