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expansionism: The policy, of a nation, of expanding its territory or its economic influence

foreign policy: a nation's policy of dealing with other nations

isolation: having little to do with the political affairs of other nations

imperialism: The policy of forcefully extending a nation's authority by territorial gain or by the establishment of economic and political dominance over other nations.

racism: the belief that one race is superior to all others.

sphere of influence: an area around a seaport where another country has special trade and other privileges

dollar diplomacy: policy of building strong economic ties to Latin America

annex: to take over

yellow journalism: Journalism which is sensationalistic and of questionable accuracy and taste.

Monroe Doctrine: European nations were warned not to interfere in Latin American nations' affairs

Roosevelt Corollary: the right of the United States to intervene in Latin American nations to preserve law and order

protectorate: The authority assumed by a superior power over an inferior or a dependent one, whereby the former protects the latter from invasion and shares in the management of its affairs.

territory: A geographic under control of a single governing entity such as or ; an area whose borders are determined by the scope of political power rather than solely by natural features such as rivers and ridges.

colony: Region or governmental unit created by another country and generally ruled by another country.

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