Roosevelt Corollary Analysis

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The United States is one complex historical rollercoaster of ups and downs but ultimately a great success from being a series of British colonies to the country we know today. As Stated by Rosenberg, “the growth of American power from the 1890’s to the 1940’s was spectacular.” Henry Luce’s profound belief, as noted by Dr. Rosenberg, in liberal developmentalism, which she sees as the ideological basis for US economic and cultural expansion between 1890 and 1945 was essentially directly promoted to ensure the durability and longevity of the country’s success in its various endeavors. The United States assumed the position as the guardians of the weak and vulnerable in order to preserve their economical and cultural expansion known that was believed…show more content…
“It is our duty to remember that a nation has no more right to do injustice to another nation, strong or weak, than an individual has to do injustice to another individual; that the same moral law applies in one case as in the other….It is not true that the United States feels any land hunger or entertains any projects as regards the other nations of the Western Hemisphere save such as are for their welfare. All that this country desires is to see the neighboring countries stable, orderly, and prosperous. Any country whose people conduct themselves well can count upon our hearty friendship.” He clearly states that the United State isn’t looking to annex Cuba but liberal developmentalism was essential in the creating of this foreign policy known as the Roosevelt Corollary. President Theodore Roosevelt knew that with the Latin American countries having borrowed copious amounts of money from the various European banks to build railroads and develop certain industries, it could be a direct reason for European powers to intervene in the Americas and collect their debts in ways that could compromise the Monroe Doctrine in which the ideology of liberal developmentalism and the progressive imperialism came to save their justification of implementing this extension to the Monroe Doctrine. The United States and President Roosevelt basically addressed the major nations, telling them to stay out of the western hemisphere and that they would hold the sole policing power of the Latin American countries. In the long run, the Roosevelt Corollary had more to do with the ability to justify U.S intervention were they saw needed as for example in Haiti, Dominican Republique, Cuba etc and had little to do with relations between Europe and the Western Hemisphere. Another prime example of the United States playing the top dogs and essentially protecting

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