How the United States and Europe Influenced the Diplomacy in Latin America

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How the United States and Europe influenced the Diplomacy in Latin America This paper does not seek to explain in detail the history of diplomacy of each country in Latin America but to show how the United States and Europe influenced the rise of Diplomacy in Latin America. In this research paper I will study the influence of United States and Europe in Latin America, the rise of diplomacy and the impact they had on the region. To begin we shall divide this study into three sections corresponding to the three periods into which the diplomatic history of Latin America naturally falls. The first period, which begins with the independence and runs to the middle of the nineteenth century, is interesting to a high degree, as the author Alejandro Alvarez explained in Latin America and International Law: “because in it the conditions under which the Latin-American States came into the life of independent nations and the influences bearing on their development, are made manifest”. (270). Most of Latin America had gained independence by tend first quarter of the nineteenth century. The protracted struggle elevated to power small, privileged elite who, with few exceptions, enjoyed many benefits from the Spanish and the Portuguese colonial systems and reaped even great rewards during the early decades of nationhood. The authors Burns & Charlip pointed out in their book Latin America, an Interpretive History that: “the independence of the new nations proved almost the nominal because the ruling elites became economically subservient to Great Britain. The impetus to bulk a nation-state came from above. In the apt judgment of Cuban independence leader Jose Marti, the elites created theoretical republics. They tended to confuse their own well- being and desires with those of the nation at large, an erroneous identification as they represented less than 5 percent of

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