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Unformatted text preview: 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 Both of them want coaling stations and want access for...
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course POLS 2302 taught by Professor Arwine during the Spring '08 term at Texas Tech.
- Spring '08
- Public Policy