The Western post-war model of stability and prosperity has been, in realist terms, founded upon the simple tenet that the United States largely underwrote the trans-Atlantic collective security that allowed for trade between the allies to flourish.
By virtue of being part of the largest and most technologically-advanced market in the alliance, American companies were at an advantage in exploiting opportunities. However, all Western nations have come to benefit from the trans-Atlantic partnersh...

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