Monroe doctrine of american overlordship, Humanities

The Monroe Doctrine of American overlordship in the western hemisphere is a similar story. In 1819, the British proposed a joint declaration to oppose Spanish recolonisation of South America. In the event, John Quincy Adams, as Secretary of State, insisted on its being in America's name alone. But there was no question of its applying to Britain's subsequent seizure of the Falkland Islands - the usa did not then have the power to prevent it. By the early twenti-eth century its power had greatly increased, and the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine was used in justifying numerous American military inter-ventions in Latin America throughout that century. By the early twenty-?rst, what I have called the ‘Dubya Addendum' (Mennell 2007: 211-12), propounded in the 2002 National Security Strategy of the United States, declared that the usa had the right to intervene against its opponents anywhere in the globe, and came very close to claiming for the American government a monopoly of the legitimate use of force throughout the world. In other words, in terms of Max Weber's de?nition of a state, the present regime has come close to declaring the usa a world state. In some ways, indeed, the usa does now act as a world  government (Mandelbaum 2006). It claims extra-territorial jurisdiction for its own laws in many ?elds, while itself refusing to be bound by the corpus of international law that most other countries accept. Its military expenditure is now as large as that of all the other countries in the world combined. It has in effect garrisoned the planet, dividing the entire globe into us military commands.8 It now has military bases in two-thirds of the countries of the world, including much of the former Soviet Union.

Posted Date: 4/26/2013 3:48:09 AM | Location : United States

Related Discussions:- Monroe doctrine of american overlordship, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Monroe doctrine of american overlordship, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Monroe doctrine of american overlordship Discussions

Write discussion on Monroe doctrine of american overlordship
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Format The physical format of the dictionary should be compatible with efficient use. Size, binding, paper, print and appearance should be examined carefully while evaluating

What is the definition of risks?  A risk is the potential that something unwanted and harmful may happen. Risk is the possibility of suffering harm or loss. It is also defined

Based on the resources presented, is the US making progress in reducing health disparities in this population? What programs and initiatives have shown promise in reducing disparit

Educational Psychology -This psychology involves the examined of how people learn, comprising topics as student outcomes, the instructional process, particular differences in learn

Other MARC Formats   After the joint work of BNB and LC on the MARC format, other countries also quickly started development of their national formats. They are Canada (CANMARC

outer forms of cataloguing

What is the role of the Russian Government in helping establish Koppen as a climatologist.  How might politics influence the development of technology?

what is centralized cataloguing?

complete internet search for a woman who made significant contributions to the renaissance or baroque era (for example sophonisba, Anguissola or Artemisia Gentileschi)

Trade Catalogues   Publishers and booksellers produce catalogues periodically and send them to libraries as a routine sales promotion activity. These catalogues may be either i