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The Monroe Doctrine is an American policy introduced on December 2, 1823, which stated that further efforts by European countries to colonize land or interfere with states in the Americas would be viewed by the United States of America as acts of aggression requiring US intervention. The policy was named for President James Monroe and mostly written by Secretary of State John Quincy Adams. The Monroe Doctrine asserted that the Western Hemisphere was not to be further colonized by European countries, and that the United States would not interfere with existing European colonies nor in the internal concerns of European countries. The Doctrine was issued at the time when many Latin American countries were on the verge of becoming independent from Spain's control.

Monroe Doctrine in Southern VictoryEdit

The Monroe Doctrine was violated in the 1860s when France installed Maximilian I as Emperor of Mexico. The Confederate States prevented the US from enforcing the doctrine, stripping it of any value to US foreign policy.[1] Even after the US regained continental hegemony after the Great War, no effort was made to revive the Monroe Doctrine.

ReferencesEdit

  1. American Front, pg. 9, HC.

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