oh hey since we're SUCH nice people America will help you out here... *totally has ulterior motive*
Another form of U.S. economic imperialism in Latin America. The United Fruit company was a corporation who controlled major territory and trade routes in latin America created a monopoly on many products out of there such as bananas and selling them to the U.S. and Europe. This benefited them enormously financially, but held the Latin American countries in a dependent economic state.
*Historically accurate recreation of the banana wars*
haha looks like your time has split now Chiquita!
like most areas of American intervention in South America and the Caribbean, Cuba came under U.S. neocolonialism while attempting to revolt against Spain and as part of the Spanish American war. While Cuba is technically an independent nation, the U.S. still wrote in rules allowing them to overtake the government affairs if needed.
Columbia started construction of the channel in 1800, but because of cival war and other engineering struggles in the building process, Columbia eventually said no to requests to buy, but the United States changed tactics and supported Panama rebellion, after victory, the Panamanian ambassador the U.S. signed over rights to the project in 1903.
Roosevelt Corollary : BIg stick diplomacy
oh look at all these Latin American countries! I know just what they need! MORE AMERICAN INTERVENTION
term coined much later to describe the economic and military interventions between the U.S and warring Latin American countries such as Panama, Honduras, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba
i knew I had a bad peeling about this...
(1846-1848) Marked the first U.S. war fought chiefly on foreign soil. James K. Polk "Manifest Destiny Mindset" led the U.S. to capture 1/3 of Mexican territory in what is today modern California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and New Mexico
While the Monroe Doctrine was an attempt to keep European intervention out of the western hemisphere, the Roosevelt Corollary was an attempt to legitimize American intervention. This was supported by Roosevelt and the ideas of Social Darwinism in that the U.S. as being predominately white was socially more adept and had a responsibility to govern "lesser" nations