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Unformatted text preview: In 1895-6, near Venezuela about a disputed area between it and British Guiana President Cleveland had his Secretary of State Richard Olney to write a 21 inch note declaring that they were breaking the Monroe doctrine, and thus should submit the dispute to arbitration, GB was unimpressed Cleveland formed a commission from Congress to draw a line and said USA would fight for it if not abided by. Soon GB got involved with Germany and GB relented and submitted to arbitration and eventually got what they wanted. ....
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