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Lecture 8 - Lecture 8 Lecture 8(Outline 10:55:00 AM I U.S...

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Lecture 8 31/01/2008 11:55:00 Lecture 8 (Outline) I. U.S. on the Rise (Cont.) 1. British Decline: Empire; Wars; Backyard Threats BRITISH DEFER TO THE US o Competition for Empire – neo colonization o Boer war 1899-1901 South Africa Dutch settlers are trying to fight for a orange free  state o Backyard rivals Potential enemies were right there so they were more likely to  take troops from colonies in Canada and other places to protect  themselves 2. Lowered Tensions between U.S. and Britain  tempered conflict between US and British o economic interests- they were largely different- US investments were  in areas like central America, Caribbean and Mexico; Britain- most of  theirs were in areas like Latin America (especially S. America) much easier to be friendly o sectoral differences- they are envesting in different sectors (service,  agricultural, industrial..) British- railways, public utilities US- railways, oil, mining, agricultural o There are no penchants or tensions for territorial gains
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