Monroe Doctrine

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an American foreign policy opposing interference in the western hemisphere from outside powers

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Raja Mohan, "Beyond India's Monroe Doctrine," Hindu, 2 January 2003, available at
approach received a fresh formulation early in the twentieth century with the proclamation of what historians would label the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine. In his December 1904 annual message, Theodore Roosevelt professed to make the Caribbean into the United States' backyard: Chronic wrongdoing, or an impotence which results in a general loosening of the ties of civilized society, may in America, as elsewhere, ultimately require intervention by some civilized nation, and in the Western Hemisphere the adherence of the United States to the Monroe Doctrine may force the United States, however reluctantly, in flagrant cases of such wrongdoing or impotence, to the exercise of an international police power.
The "two American achievements that really impressed foreign peoples during the first dozen years of this century [were] the digging of the Panama Canal and the cruise of the battle fleet around the world." (25) He might have added that conjoining these endeavors with a forceful interpretation of the Monroe Doctrine helped rouse popular support at home for an ambitious, maritime-intensive foreign policy.
It was Secretary of State Adams, along with President Monroe, who, in 1823, formulated the famous Monroe Doctrine, which was not only a response to events in Europe and Latin America, but also a positive formulation of American foreign interests.
The program included films of two blonde girls performing the umbrella dance, a view of the surf breaking on a beach, a comic boxing exhibition, a bit of comic allegory entitled "The Monroe Doctrine," and a performance of the skirt dance.
The new republics of Latin America had just been recognized by the United States and England, and Monroe warned that "we could not view any interposition for the purpose of oppressing them, or controlling in any other manner their destiny, by any European power in any other light than as the manifestation of an unfriendly disposition toward the United States." A considerable portion of the Monroe Doctrine had been implicit or actually formulated in utterances of earlier Presidents--the doctrine of isolation from European entanglements, of the paramount interest of the United States in the fate of neighboring territory, of self-determination for American communities.
Prior to that, in one of his latest interviews, US National Security Advisor John Bolton's stated that Washington could apply the Monroe Doctrine to the country: this document was adopted in 1823 and declared that all countries in Latin America were within the US sphere of influence.
Particular topics include performance politics and social communication in the western alliance, the Vietnam War, the Cuban missile crisis and the Monroe Doctrine, and the promise of racial liberalism.
Accordingly, President Teddy Roosevelt proclaimed his "Corollary" to the Monroe Doctrine in 1904.
Bush's notorious "axis of evil", has lumped together Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua as a "troika of tyranny" and recently praised the Monroe Doctrine which calls for the US to expand its "sphere of influence" throughout the Western hemisphere.
This volume offers chapters early American diplomacy, the Louisiana Purchase, the War of 1812, the diplomacy of expansion and the Monroe Doctrine, territorial expansion on the North American continent, the Civil War and its diplomatic aftermath, overseas expansion in the mid-19th century, the Spanish-American War and the decision for Empire, the surge into Asia, varieties of American empire in Latin America, and European-American relations and World War I.
The vision was coupled with the "Monroe Doctrine," which designated the US as the only rightful power in the Americas.
This has allowed China to transform its military and set the stage for an intense security competition, between the world's two great powers, as China gradually seeks to implement its own version of the Monroe doctrine. On the other hand, during the same time period, the US got distracted by a myriad of conflicts, squandering its resources in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The United States supports the Monroe Doctrine openly, with which it tries to deny the sovereign equality and the right to self-determination of every nation of the hemisphere.