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    Why did early 20th century Americans conclude that Latin America was in the U.S.'s "sphere of influence?" How does the U.S. treat Latin American today?

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    Please allow some of my notes to help within this vast topic.

    As you trace America's intervention in Latin America, you might claim how U.S. capitalism seemed to give birth there during the Monroe Doctrine in 1823. Because America deemed the whole Western Hemisphere as part of its "sphere of influence," they tended to give Europeans a warning to mark their claims.

    Thus, you can assert how the "Spanish-American War" against the people of Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Philippines showed how of U.S. intervention and economic interests were rising.

    Since the topic is so big, you can add how "Roosevelt's corollary" to the Monroe Doctrine also impacted political systems in this region. I stopped at this point in history due to the big and vastness of the topic. Good luck! If you require more ideas, please send more postings.

    As you consider relations with Latin America today, I personally feel that history is repeating itself as America is extending what some critics deep as mini "imperialism" under the guise of the war on terror. Instances such as the U.S. Marines' presence in Haiti, suppression of Columbia to a certain extent, and America's activities in Ecuador and Peru mark some examples of this intervention and expansion. Blockades against Cuba and even a destabilization campaign against Venezuela's government also serve as other examples.

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