Which of the following best defines the term isolationism?

(A) Isolationism is the establishment of colonies in foreign lands to economically benefit the parent country.

(B) Isolationism is a feeling of national pride and superiority.

(C) Isolationism is the idea that the US has a duty to isolate their enemies and keep them out of the Western Hemisphere.

(D) ** Isolationism refers to the practice of a nation of separating itself from the affairs of foreign countries.


Concept note-1: -isolationism, national policy of avoiding political or economic entanglements with other countries.

Concept note-2: -One example of isolationism is China. China cut itself off from the world in the fifteenth century and generally tried to stay isolated from that point forward. While China had sent out huge expeditions in the late 14th and early 15th centuries, no more expeditions sailed later on.

Concept note-3: -Isolationists claimed that U.S. aid for Great Britain would increase the likelihood of actual American involvement in World War II. Internationalists claimed that it would make U.S. intervention less likely.

Concept note-4: -Isolationism. Definition: A national policy of avoiding involvement in the national affairs of other countries.