The World Court Volume 5

The World Court Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...our unity, peace and safety, are matters of paramount concern to the people of the United States. No other great power would, under similar circumstances, fail to assert a rightful control over a work so closely and vitally affecting its interest and welfare." Under President Garfield, Secretary of State Blaine reiterated with his wonted vigor the American Doctrine of his immediate predecessors. Secretary Fish's temporary aberration concerning European intervention in Cuba was counterbalanced by Blaine's prompt refusal of a proposal from France that France, Great Britain and the United States should intervene in the war between Chile, Peru and Bolivia (18791881). Blaine's successor under President Arthur, Secretary Frelinghuysen, stated the theory of "paramount interest" in extreme terms (protesting against a cession of territory from Uruguay to Brazil, 1882). "The Department of State will not sanction an intervention of European States in South American difficulties, even with the consent of the parties. The decision of American questions pertains to America itself." The policy of our Government during the South American war excited much irritation in Chile, and, in order to allay, if possible, dangerous animosities, Secretary Blaine approved of a proposal to invite all independent American countries (November 29, 1881) to unite in a Pan American Congress at Washington in the ensuing year. Secretary Frelinghuysen postponed the meeting of this congress, and it did not assemble until October, 1889, when Harrison was President and Blaine was again Secretary of State. The only practical outcome of the first Pan American Congress was the establishment of a library out of which was subsequently developed the Bureau of American...show more

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  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 445g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236488849
  • 9781236488848