Monroe Doctrine


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Monroe doctrine

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a principle of US foreign policy that opposes the influence or interference of outside powers in the Americas

Monroe′ Doc′trine


n.
the doctrine, essentially stated by President Monroe in 1823, that the U.S. opposed further European colonization of or intervention in the Western Hemisphere.

Monroe Doctrine

1823 A declaration closing the Western hemisphere to European colonization and interference while accepting existing European colonies.
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Noun1.Monroe Doctrine - an American foreign policy opposing interference in the western hemisphere from outside powersMonroe Doctrine - an American foreign policy opposing interference in the western hemisphere from outside powers
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The old America had only one foreign policy, and that was to hold inviolate the Monroe doctrine.
The power of Treaty may yet prove a vast engine of enlargement, when the Monroe doctrine takes its true place as a political fable.
Such were the instruments on which she chiefly relied to sustain her in her repudiation of the Monroe Doctrine and her bold bid for a share in the empire of the New World.
In foreign policy, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has endorsed the revival of the Monroe Doctrine the nineteenth-century assertion of US primacy in the Western Hemisphere that aimed to keep out European competitors in Central and South America, in order to curb China's growing influence.
In foreign policy, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has endorsed the revival of the Monroe Doctrine - the 19th-century assertion of US primacy in the Western Hemisphere that aimed to keep out European competitors - in Central and South America, in order to curb China's growing influence.
He kicked off the tour last week with a stop at his alma mater, the University of Texas, Austin, where he gave a tin-eared endorsement of the 1823 Monroe Doctrine, saying that America's right to block outside interference in the hemisphere is "as relevant today as it was the day it was written".
China is the first country in the last two centuries, breaking the so-called US Monroe doctrine 1823, not allowing the Great Britain to have an influence in Western-Hemisphere.
In perhaps the strongest section of a fine book, Malanson skillfully develops how Adams, certainly the finest American diplomatic strategist of the nineteenth century and arguably in the entirety of American history, artfully produced an effective policy, culminating in the Monroe Doctrine.
Without officially saying so, China hopes to impose a modern version of the Monroe Doctrine on its surrounding oceans.
This term refers to an operationalization of XIX century Monroe Doctrine in Latin America, by which Washington ever since allowed its strategic neighborhood to choose their own domestic political and economic systems to an acceptable degree, while the US maintained its final (hemispheric) say over their external orientation.
He kept us out of war," his campaign buttons read, and he did, at least until after his reelection, whereupon he blotted out George Washington's Farewell Address, ripped up the Monroe Doctrine, and plunged his country into a war in which 116,000 doughboys were fried, the First Amendment was effectively repealed via the Espionage and Sedition Acts, and "overnight America became a highly centralized, collectivized war state, virtually a total state," as the great conservative sociologist Robert Nisbet told an audience of bemused Reaganauts in his 1988 National Endowment for the Humanities Jefferson Lecture.