The New Babana Republic

The 20th century has been defined by the rise of the U.S. Empire. President Theodore Roosevelt intrunited-fruit-cooduced “gun boat diplomacy” and “speaking softly but carrying a big stick,” policies which laid the foundation for the development of today’s multinational corporations. Roosevelt’s foreign policy described how the full force of the U.S. military, specifically the marines, were at the disposal of U.S. corporations, specifically the United Fruit Company, to protect business interests.

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