“Chasing Infinity”

"Chasing Infinity"The Queen speaks softly, and carries a big fleet.

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Big stick ideology

  • U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt’s foreign policy: “speak softly, and carry a big stick.”
  • Roosevelt foreign policy style “the exercise of intelligent forethought and of decisive action sufficiently far in advance of any likely crisis
  • Idea of negotiating peacefully, simultaneously threatening with the “big stick”, or the military,
  • Comparable to gunboat diplomacy, as used in international politics by imperial powers

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Origin

  • West African proverb: “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”

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