Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Monroe Doctorine

The United States reacted with strong opposition to the strongly conservative ideologies of the Quintuple Alliance. The Americans felt threatened by the settling of Russian people in the north-west of the American Continent. In the Monroe doctrine, he says "It is only when our rights are invaded, or seriously menaced, that we resent injuries, or make preparation for our defence. With the movements in this hemisphere, we are, of necessity, more immediately connected." This means that the Americans now feel more connected to the politics of Europe, now that a major European power is again attempting to colonize America. Before the advances of Russia on the north-west territories, Americans were able to take a spectators role, and avoid conflict. In response to the Latin American Revolutions, the European powers were proposing to use the principle of intervention to put down many of the rebellions and reinstate a European ruler for each colony. The United States strongly disagrees with this, Monroe says, "We should consider any attempt on their part to extend their system to any portion of this hemisphere, as dangerous to our peace and safety." This means that if any European power attempts to re-conquer any of the Latin American countries, then the Americans will take this a direct threat, and will take action.
The Latin American Revolutionary
Latin American Revolutionaries were pleased with the American stance in the Monroe Doctrine. The Revolutionaries would have been happy that the Americans are preventing the Russians from settling in America, because they are part of the Holy Alliance, and would be closer to the Latin American countries. The Latin American leaders were grateful for the protection offered by America, however, they were wary because the Americans may attempt to influence the new countries. Finally, the Americans were remaining relatively neutral towards Europe, therefore maintaing stability, and the safety of all people.

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