Similarities Between Imperialism And Latin America

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What are the parallels between American foreign policy during the early 20th century in Latin America and the late 20th century in Asia?

Throughout United States history, there have been a variety of trends in foreign policy. While these international relations are all unique, some share striking similarities. American foreign policy during the early 20th century in Latin America and the late 20th century in Asia are very similar as they share an important underlying factor: imperialism.
This idea of imperialism originates back to the end of the 19th century after the Spanish-American War fueled by the manifest destiny movement. After the expansion from coast to coast, the United States wanted to further this expansion overseas to enter the race for empire and to preserve the American frontier.
However, before I begin discussing American Imperialism, it is important to first create an interpretation of what imperialism and empire means. The term "empire" has a wide range of meanings. In the United States, there is no emperor and its head of state is the democratically elected president. Therefore, the United States does not meet the definition of empire in the literal sense of a group of states under a single supreme emperor. However, in a more abstract interpretation, the United States is an empire as it has sovereignty over: Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam and other overseas territories in the current day, as well as territories in the Pacific Ocean such as the
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