Friday, February 17, 2006

Wilson's Good Neighbor Policy

Between 1914 and 1918, the United States intervened in Haiti, in Cuba, in Panama and particularly often in Mexico. The U.S. kept troops in Nicaragua throughout Wilson's administration and forced Nicaragua to pass the Bryan-Chamorro Treaty.[Wiki]

In Cuba, in the Dominican Republic, in Haiti and in Nicaragua, Wilson set the stage for Batista, Trujillo, Duvalier, and Somoza.

In addition to being a colonial imperialist, Wilson was also a white supremicist, reviving interest in the Ku Klux Klan which US Grant had worked so hard against.

Helen Keller, the flaming socialist, called Wilson "the greatest individual disappointment the world has ever known."
[Lies My Teacher Told Me]

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