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The Ranching in Uruguay and Argentina also felt the economic decline. As all of these businesses were failing, investors from other countries lost interest and went back to their own countries or others to invest. Also the Latin States had introduced a large role in developing a sense of national identity which I think has a lot to do with their well kept independence. Nearly each country was divided by their own region, language, ethical and racial diversity. This made the development of a steady, stable political system possible as each region became its own.

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Because of this already established national identity, and lack of interest in declining economy, I believe other countries didn’t want to waste their time and money to take on Pawl 2 seemingly worthless countries. This thus left the Latin American states independent during the age of Imperialism. 2. Assess the full-blown individualism that characterized American domestic and foreign policies after 1865. Were domestic corruption and foreign aggressiveness symbolic of the “New America? ” Domestic corruption and foreign aggressiveness were indeed symbolic of the “New America.

I believe this caused for the American people to loose sight of ethical practices like making African Americans second class citizens. Leading up to this is many internal incidents by authoritative figures. An example being the corruption of New Work’s Williams Tweed stealing state money. President Ulysses Grant’s term was also publicized with scandals and frauds. Financiers Jay Gould and Jim Fish Examples had also found a way to tamper with the nation’s financial stability. Acts of corruption done by those of higher order had sent a message out to the public that brought forth the issue of domestic corruption.

Other more typical forms of such corruption and aggressiveness include the railroads being put in, forceful movement of the Indian people, changing the natural pathways of animals, and with other methods of expansion such as gold mining and foreign policy is to spread democracy, it gave others the impression of foreign aggressiveness. So yes, domestic corruption and foreign aggressiveness are symbolic of the “New America. ” This was also proven with the many incidents of America’s first 25 years like going to to the Mediterranean to fight pirates, fighting naval war France and battle with Britain. Pawl 3 3.

If you were in charge of the U. S. Foreign policy toward Latin America before 1914, how would you change American diplomacy? American foreign policy form 1865-1914 was isolationist to say the least. At this time America wanted to abstain from political and economic relations with outside countries. The creation of alliances were to be avoided. The reasoning behind all this is that during this time period, we did not have the finances or resources to get involved with other countries, our focuses were solely internal. If I was in charge of the U. S. Foreign policy before 1914, I would’ve Just left the Latin

Americas alone and limited the involvement with them to be strictly trade based. I would not help nor hinder the Latin Americas and allow their countries to do they wish until they show harm or threat to my own country and my people. Essentially, I wouldn’t change anything. Why? Because 100 years later, American diplomacy is still strong and kicking. National security is still among some of the highest, our trade market is well off, and democracy is a well known thing. America’s focus had been at where it should be, human rights, seeking peace, trade/commerce, war, and the economy. For that, I wouldn’t change a thing.


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