Less than forty years following the Civil War, America has reconstructed itself into a legitimate player on the world's political, economic, and cultural scene. During this time period, American foreign policy will deploy troops across the globe in three major international conflicts, spanning from the Pacific Rim to the European front. The economy will open doors in China and Latin America; and by the mid-point of the 20th century will be come the leading economy in the world. Culturally, the United States will serve as a powerful image of the liberty and progressivism. However, true equality is still a working element in society.