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  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)
  • Language:English
  • Pages:238
  • eBook ISBN:9781667865072

The United States Policy on the America Continent

by Angela Herrick

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The primary cause that has led the United States to exercise a certain tutelary role over the Caribbean Republics is due to nothing other than the purpose of obtaining security guarantees abroad. These were circumscribed, in another era, to the maintenance of the Monroe Doctrine: the United States, by defending the Latin American countries, what they actually persecuted dad was his own defense; They prevented a European power from creating a dangerous neighborhood for them by setting up their estates in America. Today, the security of the nation is not enough for that attitude of passivity, so to speak, but it requires, to protect its great commercial interests and its rank as a naval power of the first order, the exercise of a certain action of predominance abroad.
All the enormous trade that the United States maintains with the Antilles and with Central and South America runs through the Caribbean, and through its waters also have to cross the boats, whose number grows day by day, which communicate, through the Panama Canal, to various regions of the globe. Deny, in merit of such Under these circumstances, the interest of the North American Republic in maintaining its predominance in this sea would mean ignoring history, and would be equivalent to denying that Great Britain owes a large part of its current power to the control it has been able to maintain over the Suez Canal and other points strategic Mediterranean; that Portugal, in times past, came to weigh heavily in world politics due largely to the acquisition of the Cape of Good Hope, and that the root cause of the recent world war was none other than Germany's desire to establish and dominate a new means of communication with the countries of the East. The same thing happens with the Caribbean countries, says Jones, as with the Balkans and Asia Minor: that their value to the great powers of Europe is represented, not in what those regions are worth, by themselves, but in the fact that through them the East communicates with the West.
About the author
Angela Herrick is a political historian. Graduated and pursued an academic career, she became a professional researcher in the political history. Her field of study is almost around the America Continent's history and politics.
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