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Monroe Doctrine

During the early part of the 19th century, political situation in Latin America was ripe for revolution. The victory of the English colonies over Britain and the conquest of Spain by Napoleon in 1808 encouraged the Latin Americans to rise in revolt. By 1822, all the nations of the South and Central America won their independence from the Europeans. At that point, a group nation in Europe known as the Holy Alliance decided to intervene against the revolution. When the Alliance openly announced its intentions to restore the colonies to the monarchies, it annoyed United States. Britain also found its commercial interests in Latin America threatened. Britain urged the United States to issue a joint declaration protecting the newly independent Latin American countries, but United States acted independently. In 1823, James Monroe, the President of the United States in his message to the congress pronounced the Monroe Doctrine. The tenets of the Monroe doctrine were the following:

* American continents henceforth were not opened to colonization

* Any extension of European political system to the Western Hemisphere was dangerous to the peace and safety of the
region.

* United States would consider any European interference in the Western Hemisphere as a threat to its security.

* United States would not participate in the wars of Europe and disturb the existing colonies in the Western Hemisphere.
The doctrine was successful in checking the intervention of the European powers in the affairs of the countries of Latin America. Latin American countries expressed their solidarity with United States eventhough later they resented the big brotherly attitude of United States.

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During the early part of the 19th century, political situation in Latin America was ripe for revolution. The victory of the English colonies over Britain and the conquest of Spain by Napoleon in 1808 encouraged the Latin Americans to rise in revolt. By 1822, all the nations of the South and Central America won their independence from the Europeans. At that point, a group nation in Europe known as the Holy Alliance decided ...

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This is a solution about the tenets of the Munroe doctrine and the spirit behind its creation.

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