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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
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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.
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Monroe Doctrine

1823 A declaration closing the Western hemisphere to European colonization and interference while accepting existing European colonies.
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Yet, in 1904, Theodore Roosevelt formulated a Corollary to the Munroe doctrine aimed at Latin America, noting that "if a nation shows that it knows how to act with decency in industrial and political matters, if it keeps order and pays its obligations, it need not fear inference from the United States," but then went on to argue that brutal wrongdoing or impotence [read financial impotence] could require US intervention.
"The British Bondholders and the Roosevelt Corollary of the Munroe Doctrine," Political Science Quarterly, Vol 49, 1934:195-206.
Congress and put forward what came to be known as the Munroe Doctrine. He stated that European nations no longer had the right to colonize or meddle in the affairs of any part of North or South America.