Over the last several years, the world at large has witnessed a sharp increase in international tensions and a deterioration of peaceful diplomacy at the global level. Prior to the 2020 election, Donald Trump served as the 45th president of the United States. During his single term in office, Trump championed the philosophy of “peace through strength” when implementing his foreign policy agenda. Largely, the world benefitted from a strong American executive. Trump had managed to calm down the bombastic North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and met him on North Korean soil. This marked the first time that an American president actually engaged in a physical act of diplomacy with a leader from the rogue communist nation. Trump had also managed to mitigate a trade deficit with China and was beginning to help the United States gain the “upper hand” in a trade war with the rival power before the COVID-19 pandemic reversed these fortunes.
Trump had also been demonized for years by many on the left and was called a “Russian sympathizer” many times. Democrats had alleged that Putin had interfered with the 2016 election on Trumps behalf, and the mainstream media had attempted to paint him as an illegitimate president. Despite these claims, Trump governed in an opposite fashion and was very tough on the Russian government. Trumps successor, Joe Biden, reversed these sanctions and as a result Russia invaded Ukraine, bringing armed conflict back to Europe for the first time in decades.
Trump had also attempted to bring peace to the Middle East, orchestrating the Abraham accords. Biden, appearing weak and incompetent, erased any progress made by Trump due to his poor leadership. In early October, Hamas terrorists invaded Israel, reigniting warfare in the region. In France, Jewish symbols of “Stars of David” have been found spray painted all across Parisian suburbs. Supposedly, a foreigner had been paying individuals to paint them; officials continue to investigate.