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American Colonial Empire

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At the Cold War's height, the historian Bernard De Voto proposed that “one of the facts which define the United States is that its national and its imperial boundaries are ...

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Chaco War

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(1932–35)

A conflict between Paraguay and Bolivia. The Gran Chaco, an extensive lowland plain, had been an object of dispute between the two countries since the early 19th century,...

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Cordell Hull

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — History.

(b. 2 Oct. 1871, d. 23 July 1955).

US Secretary of State 1933–44 Born in Overton County, Tennessee, he studied at the National Normal University, Lebanon, Ohio, and Cumberland...

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dollar diplomacy

Overview page. Subjects: World History — United States History.

A term used to describe foreign policies designed to subserve US business interests. It was first applied to the policy of President Taft, whereby investments and loans, supported and...

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Haiti

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House of Dessalines

House of Christophe

House of Soulouque

Heinl, R. D., Jr., and N. G. Heinl, Written in Blood: the Story of the...

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Nicaragua

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The largest country in Central America, bounded on the north by Honduras and on the south by Costa Rica.

Physical.

Nicaragua has a south-western-facing coast on the...

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Pan American Union.

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

The First International Conference of American States, held in Washington, D.C., in 1889–1890, established the foundations of the Pan American Union. Initially called the Commercial Bureau...

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pan-Americanism

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — World History.

The movement towards economic, military, political, and social cooperation among the 21 republics of South, Central, and North America. The first Pan-American conference was held in 1889 in...

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protectorate

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — International Law.

‘An arrangement may be entered into whereby one state, while retaining to some extent its separate identity as a state, is subject to a kind of guardianship by another state. ...

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