Does Nation Building Work?
By James L. Payne
Since 1850, Britain and the United States have sent military troops abroad more than 50 times to engage in democratic nation building but have left behind a lasting democracy in only 14 of those countries. However, even this low number overstates the weak case for nation building, because it includes instances in which a country (e.g., the Dominican Republic in the mid-1960s) probably would have become democratic even without outside military intervention.
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