Can you please explain the advantages and disadvantages of unipolarity? 

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More specifically, one should regard the advantages and disadvantages of unipolarity in regard to the exercise of military power. 

The United States, for example, outspends every other industrialized nation combined on the maintenance of its defense. This gives the United States an advantage that it has enjoyed since the Second World War: the ability to police conflicts in different parts of the world, particularly nations "threatened" by Communism or a totalitarian power. The US's gargantuan military power has given it the ability to ensure, or pursue, democracy throughout the world—even in nations that...

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