For years, America has been recognizing as economical power and political might. But in the last 20 years or so, the U.S faces a decline in power across the world. March 12, 1947, President Harry Truman announced the Truman Doctrine. This document began the long tradition of America as world police and power, or a global hegemon. The belief in hard power or military might have been growing since. Yet, in 2001, after suffering a surprise terrorists attack, American shows signs of weakening and rusts in its power.
Even to this day, the U.S unable to cope and ineffective strike back reinforces the notion that the military is not everything. Japan’s cooperation with America is an example of soft power, which means America influence Eastern power through the use of cultural impact. On the other hand, America’s presence in the Middle East expresses the opposition and lack of empathy from the people rather than support against ISIS. Recently, China and Russia attempt to achieve Eastern hegemony threaten western ideology and status. Russia doesn’t seem to show much competition as they are only interested in the region. While China control most of the world trade. This is the end of capitalism, if the Chinese government doesn’t like a product, they can either boycott it or stop the production line. China doesn’t have to send any missile toward the west, but a change in policy can stagger the whole world. The most influential soft power America has is no more.