Have you heard? The Latin Americas are breaking free.
This could be our chance to become allies with them if we can protect them from Europe!
Hmm... Interesting. Prepare my troops at once!
And so the Latin Americas are free. This could be the perfect oppurtinuty to conquer those struggling countires.
What is this?!?!?!
There were revolutions in South and Latin Americas. The United States viewed this action as a new oppurtunity to gain new allies and have future trading oppurtunities. They decided to protect the new countries from Europe.
Don't any of you guys even think about coming near the Western Hemisphere!
As the news spread to Europe about the struggling countries, the monarchy decided to try to conquer the new countries. The King thought about how much land they would gain, and how easy it would be to conquer it.
Hey guys! It's okay now. The British aren't going to hurt anyone over here. Everything is okay.
As the King was about to lead his troops to war, he recieved a letter from the president, James Monroe. The letter read that "the United States would not allow European nations to create American colonies or interfere with the free nations of Latin America."
"At the time, the United States was not strong enough to block European Action. As U.S. power grew, however, the Monrooe Doctrine boosted the influence of the United States in the region." America made it very clear to Britain that they should keep the peace.
The United States helped Latin America and the other struggling countries the best that they could. They kept Britain out long enough that the new countries were able to maintain industry, business, and government.
Will our countries' survive?
All of the Americas were left untouched and unharmed by the Europeans. The Monroe Doctrine was played to effect. Europe stayed on their side of the border, and the struggling countries figured out how to run and function.