All terms in this list:
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.