The United States and the Caribbean: Transforming Hegemony by Anthony P. Maingot

By Anthony P. Maingot

This quantity offers the 1st finished evaluate of post-Cold struggle US-Caribbean family.

Focusing on Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Trinidad-Tobago, the publication seems to be on the political historical past of the area throughout the chilly struggle years, the region's present political financial system, overseas protection, and problems with migration and crime. Spanning the Caribbean's linguistic and cultural sub areas (Spanish, French, English, and Dutch) it calls recognition to the achievements, setbacks, and issues which are universal to the area.

The usa and the Caribbean might be of curiosity to scholars and students of economics, geography and politics and diplomacy in general.

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National definition. Even, or perhaps especially, in spheres of influence, behavior tends to be strategically geared to deriving the maximum advantages from the dominant force in the sphere. The ministate was becoming an adept player of the geopolitical game, sensing Washington’s not-too-subtle swings in foreign policy moods. The fact was that during the 1970s and 1980s, in island after island, radical, pro-Cuban parties were going down to overwhelming defeat in campaigns in which their Cuban and Grenadian connections had been made an issue.

S. servicemen. The Organ of Consultation of the OAS was informed after the invasion had started and the Monroe Doctrine was invoked. S. 16 What has been called the “Johnson Doctrine” would dominate over the rest of the Cold War years. It was a combination of three elements: a determination never to relive the shame of the Bay of Pigs, a perception that Cuba was actively training and organizing Left-wing revolutionary groups from around the hemisphere, and a resolution to meet this communist challenge with overwhelming force.

24 According to Williams in the 1960s and beyond, the Caribbean could not escape the Cold War which he defined as the confrontation between the dominant ideologies and points of view that faced the world: capitalism and socialism. 28 • The United States and the Caribbean This link between race and revolution held true for much, but certainly not all, of the Caribbean. Race, for instance, played an insignificant role in the Cuban Revolution of 1959, though it surely played an important part in the Wars of Independence and in the “revolution” of 1933 to 1934.

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