Chapter 2: The Emergence of a Global System of States


Angered by the UN's decision and emboldened by the absence of the US, Iran invades Israel. While the UN is able to achieve a victory, the victory is a costly one to both Israel and a number of other crucial US allies. After lobbying the UN for support, backing out has severely damaged American credibility. The governments of France, Germany, Australia, and the UK all criticize the US and contemplate withdrawing diplomatic ties due to the severity of losses inflicted without US support. However, the Israeli victory and Iranian defeat without a single US casualty are very popular among American citizens. Your administration's domestic popularity increases despite the selfish and costly actions abroad. Certainly a mixed result for the administration.

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