3-19-08 Overview of U.S.-Latin American Relations

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Unformatted text preview: 3-19-2008U.S.-Latin American Relations: Overview of TopicsPhases of U.S.-Latin American RelationsDollar DiplomacyCold War PeriodPost Cold-War ScenarioPhases of U.S.-Latin American Relations1823 Monroe Doctrine as founding statement; but: up to 1880 Britain clearly economically dominant presence in the regionMission to subjugate entire North American continent but also to spread influence southwardBritain messes in succession along with France and other European powers; get involved in efforts to establish kings in different countries1880-1934 growing U.S. economic penetration of Latin America and pursuit of Dollar Diplomacy; economic administration with or without military occupationMoney chases diplomatic influence1933-1945 Good Neighbor Policy, i.e. FDR renouncing military intervention in Latin America1945-1947 attacking dictators and favoring democratic elections; building Inter-American system1945 meeting of foreign ministers agreement to redesign Pan-American system1947 approval of Rio Pact, i.e. mutual defense pact against external or internal aggressionIf any country is attacked from the outside, the others have an obligation to assist that countryIf any country is attacked from an inside and requests assistance, the others have an obligation to assist that country as well1948 creation of Organization of American States (OAS), committed to continental solidarity and nonintervention in internal affairs, along with democracy, economic cooperation, social justice, and human rights1947-1989 pursuing Cold War aim of containing Communism (real and imagined)general anti-left policy...
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course POLI 238 taught by Professor Williams during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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