[Marxism] US support for Bolivar query (cont.)
davidquarter at sympatico.ca
Sat Dec 11 05:23:33 MST 2004
An interesting link related to the topic:
From: "Mark Lause" <MLause at cinci.rr.com>
> I've been very snowed with work in RL and missed the original post, so
> I'm jumping in the middle here. Fordham sustains a very good Internet
> Modern History Sourcebook that keeps track of Latin American history
> sites as they pop up and get removed again (depending on when classes
> are offered in the subject).
> To start with, "Central and South America" did not become independent at
> the same time. Some had moved towards independence from Spain before
> the administration of Pres. James Monroe (1817-1825), and Cuba, for one,
> did not attain independence from Spain until the U.S. seized it in
> 1898-99--and that wasn't independence, was it?
> What you have to remember was that the United States had very little
> power to do much of anything back around 1820. Only a few years before,
> the Canadians had kicked the hell out of the U.S. army and the British
> torched Washington, D.C.
> Mark L.
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