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THE CARIBBEAN AND AMERICAN POWER

THE CARIBBEAN AND AMERICAN POWER - U.S Guarantees victory...

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THE CARIBBEAN AND AMERICAN POWER United States: Dominate power Roosevelt Corollary (1904): “The policeman of the Caribbean Purpose of Policy Strategic Economic Strategy for Domination Diplomatic Economic Intervention THE UNITED STATES AND THE CANAL United States and Britain: the shift of power British withdraws fleet (1904-06) Hay-Pauncefote Treaty: America right to build canal Panama and the Canal French Company: failed effort Hay-Herran Treaty: U.S. and Columbia (rules Panama) 10 million dollars 6 mile strip Roosevelt Creates Panama French company agent Bunau-Varilla stages revolt
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Unformatted text preview: U.S. Guarantees victory Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty • 10 million dollars • 10 mile strip • Right of intervention U.S. builds canal (1904-1914) Summary: United States Domination of the Caribbean 1. Establish and sustain friendly governments (dictators/elites) • Diplomacy • Financial control of finances • Military intervention Problem: stability is elusive as U.S. has to continually intervene to support friendly governments 2. Prevent any other great power presence in Caribbean...
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