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Latin America Analysis

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Both works also fictionally challenge the character of the United States. A character filled with hubris; there are many occurrences of the public misconstruing the ideals of the country. Such as the beginning of Vonnegut’s piece when the narrator reads aloud that information, regarding the bombing of Dresden is confidential. This upsets the wife of one of Pilgrim’s war acquaintances who professes her disapproval with war stating, ‘You’ll pretend you were men instead of babies, and you will be played in the movies by Frank Sinatra and John Wayne or some of those other glamorous, war-loving, dirty old men.’ Hiding terrible acts from the public or modifying the information is an issue with American culture. Maja Zehfuss weighs in on the secrecy by saying, ‘Nothing…show more content…
This not only stopped with the continent, in the 1950s, Latin America saw many countries revolting against colonial control. The president Dwight D. Eisenhower, along with the Central Intelligence Agency toppled ruling governments they believed against the countries best interest. ‘There were precedents for this, with C.I.A ‘regime changes’ in Iran in 1953 and in Guatemala the following year.’ Named master of the western hemisphere by the Monroe doctrine the United States did not allow intervention from any other country. Which is when the Soviet Union provided the regime of Fidel Castro with nuclear missiles in 1962 America was ready to strike. Resulting in humiliation on the world stage, the United States was caught trying to impose their influence on a whole country of people. The president at the time, John F. Kennedy, handled the blame stating, ‘Victory has 1000 father, but defeat is an orphan.’ During a time where the country had the opportunity to stop its detrimental policies the new administration took over the Whitehouse changing certain views
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