THE AMERICAS: A Hemisphere Matures

If Germany should dominate the policy of one nation in this hemisphere, the security of the entire hemisphere would be threatened....Charles Wertenbaker: A New Doctrine for the Americas.

Last week this long-standing U.S. fear was laid low. The Latin American republics and Canada lined up solidly with the U.S. in a united anti-Axis front. After 118 years the Monroe Doctrine had become multilateral: the rest of the hemisphere had rallied to protect the U.S. as part of their hemisphere. Their decision, made not when victory was in immediate prospect, but in the...

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