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American International Relations: Lessons from Dollar Diplomacy and Caribbean Development

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dc.contributor.author Brock, Darryl E. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-16T15:54:48Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-16T15:54:48Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://scholarworks.bridgeport.edu/xmlui/handle/123456789/286
dc.description The United States sprung onto the world stage at the turn of the twentieth century, joining the ranks of the European imperial powers. Two events catalyzed this evolution, both occurring in the Caribbean. The outcome of the Spanish-American War proved the first, with direct possession of Puerto Rico and other territories, as well as virtual control over Cuba as a protectorate. Soon thereafter, primarily associated with President William Howard Taft, Dollar Diplomacy provided a vehicle for U.S. sovereignty over the Dominican Republic and other areas of the Caribbean, substituting "dollars for bullets." The U.S. projected its power into these arenas, seeking to reshape and develop regional Latin American polities into capitalistic, democratic nations in the American image. This laboratory, experimenting with power and economic development, would forge new American foreign policy directions, its echoes today shaping contemporary nation-building projects in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. en_US
dc.subject Global development and peace en_US
dc.subject International relations en_US
dc.subject United States of America en_US
dc.subject Caribbean en_US
dc.title American International Relations: Lessons from Dollar Diplomacy and Caribbean Development en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publication.name The Journal of Global Development and Peace en_US
dc.institute.department The International College en_US
dc.institute.name University of Bridgeport en_US

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