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The United States of America now has two relatively simple foreign policy priorities, at a high level, though there are, of course, all kinds of activities and efforts encompassed under them.
First, the U.S. participates fully in the United Nations of Earth Citizens (UNEC) and supports its primary power and mission: to prevent armed aggression of any toward any, anywhere. The U.S. trains military to be able to combat armed aggression, and makes that military force available to the UNEC, as needed. When not occupied by that, U.S. military forces are deployed on infrastructure improvement and other public service projects at home. The U.S. honors UNEC agreements, like for global rights and freedoms.
Second, the U.S. works to be and model an ideal Earth Citizen Nation, living, being, doing and behaving with integrity and courage toward Earth Citizen and its own Earth Citizen Nation Principles and Values.
It was sobering when people in the U.S. realized other nations perceived the U.S. as the single greatest threat to global peace, because: 1) the U.S. had by far the largest military in the world, spending each year more on its military than was spent on the next dozen largest militaries in the world, combined, $900 billion a year, 3/4 of discretionary federal spending for the nation, and 2) because U.S. power and government were so centralized and corrupt they could be seized and used aggressively against others. Counterintuitively, perhaps, the best things the U.S. could do to create and maintain world peace were to reduce its own military, decentralize its own national power structures, and clean up corruption.
The UNEC created a formula in which combined military forces of all other UNEC member nations must exceed the combined military forces of the 3 largest militaries in the world. The U.S., E.U., Russia, China and India had the largest militaries in the world. It made a lot more sense to reduce those than to increase others. It took wrangling, and 20 years, but each of those armed forces has been reduced to about the size of Great Britain’s in 2020, with enormous social and economic benefits to each nation from other uses made of those resources, by far the greatest of those benefits going to the U.S.
A related UNEC effort was to regulate the sales of arms that could be used aggressively toward others. If people do not have arms they can use aggressively toward each other, they are much less likely to use arms aggressively toward each other. Common Sense. Interestingly, it was these same five powers, and mostly the U.S., that were responsible for most of the arm sales that had been used in aggression toward others. Each limited its arms sales to only Earth Citizen Nations and members of the UNEC, strictly for purposes of meeting UNEC commitments to prevent armed aggressions by any towards any, anywhere, ever. Most armed aggression in the world dried up within a decade of that.
Via a multi-decade effort, nuclear armaments on Earth have been reduced to 10 nuclear missiles each, held by the E.U., U.S., Russia, China and India for any unanticipated threats to peace on Earth from outside of the planet, primarily anticipated to be extraterrestrial bodies, like comets and asteroids, which may one day threaten to collide with Earth. Almost all other nuclear weapons, nuclear power plants and nuclear-powered vessels on Earth have been dismantled, because their known threats to the health of life on the planet were deemed greater than benefits to be gained through nuclear energy.
The U.S.’s 2nd foreign policy priority is to work to become and model being an ideal Earth Citizen Nation, living, being, doing and behaving with integrity and courage toward Earth Citizen Principles and Values and its own Earth Citizen National Principles and Values.
Other than the first priority of assuring global peace and self-determination freedoms for all, there is no higher U.S. foreign policy priority. To the extent it does this, it earns honor, respect and appreciation from other Earth Citizen Nations and Citizens. That respect and honor encourage other Earth Citizen Nations and Citizens to work to also become and model being ideal Earth Citizen Nations and Citizens. Throwing itself into that dynamic process is how the U.S. applies itself to contribute to making the world a better place. All other foreign policy goals and priorities basically fall under this second priority.
The U.S. works to develop and prove methods for being an ideal Earth Citizen Nation, living, being, doing and behaving with integrity and courage toward Earth Citizen and Nation Principles and Values at home, and it openly shares information, knowledge, technologies, experiences, and thinking as it does with all. Secondarily, it responds to specific requests for help from others to become ideal Earth Citizen Nations.
Hand in hand with that, the U.S. endeavors to learn from others how they are working and proving methods to be ideal Earth Citizen Nations. To that end, the U.S. sends people to visit all over the world, learning from information, knowledge, technologies, experiences, wisdom and thinking of others, and participating actively in sharing those with other nations.
Among those, what is sometimes called the U.S.’s third foreign policy priority, is to preserve and restore Earth’s natural life support systems. Its chief method of achieving that is to get its own house in order, to work to eliminate harm to and to preserve and restore natural life and life support systems in the U.S. It works to prove ways to do that at home, and it openly shares information, knowledge, technologies, experiences and thinking with all. Secondarily, it responds to requests for help to do that from others outside the U.S. All other U.S. goals and objectives work in the same way: do our best to make it good for all at home, share what we are doing openly and freely, and try to help others when we’re asked to.
Those two priorities make a pretty simple foreign policy, on the surface. However, most of the people in the nation are actively engaged in realizing them, each in our own unique ways. This foreign policy has led to respect and appreciation for the U.S. internationally and ended terrorism toward the U.S.
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