L'influence de l'"american way of life" en europe

2039 mots 9 pages
The "american way of life" influence in Europe and in France

Intro :

The american way of life can be defined as an american idea which wants to respect several principles of the declaration of independence like life, freedom and happiness.
But, it can also refer to people lifestyle in their everyday life. Actually, to go further, it's now related to "the american dream" and the "american exceptionalism" which puts the USA at the top of the world, as if they were different and unique.
This expression was well known since the cold war in order to make a difference between american and USSR politics, by underlining ideas of democraty and capitalism

In the 50’s there was a conflict between the USA and the USSR : it was the beginning of the Cold war. For 40 years, they both wanted to be the best in the world. They were competitors in every field : politically, economically and militarily. This was Communism against capitalism. In 1991, the USSR disappeared, this was the triumph of the American model. Since 1991, they are chief of the world, we call them “gendarmes du monde”.
They have an influence everywhere in the world, especially in Europe.
So, how is the influence of the American model visible in Europe?
To answer this question we will see the geopolitical hegemony of the USA and their influence in our everyday life.

I/ A geo-political hegemony

A/ Capitalism and Army

Since 1991, the USA imposed their economical model to the world, this has been the triumph of capitalism. Capitalism is an economical system based on the private ownership of means of production, distribution, and exchange; characterized by freedom of capitalists to operate or manage their property for profit in competitive conditions. This is knows as the Big Business policy. Thanks to capitalism, they dominate the world in many specialties like agriculture. The countries of Europe were seduced by this model an adopted it quickly. Nowadays, this economical system is really used

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