[Marxism] US support for Bolivar query (cont.)

David Quarter davidquarter at sympatico.ca
Sat Dec 11 05:23:33 MST 2004



 An interesting link related to the topic:


http://www.history.navy.mil/wars/foabroad.htm



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.
> 
> Solidarity!  
> Mark L.





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