HISTORY 166B Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Monroe Doctrine, John Peurifoy, Good Neighbor Policy

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1954 coup against arbenz involved mass media propaganda by us government and fruit company. Us government financed and trained a rebel group (castillo armas" people) Attempts to remodel this invasion is going to happen a lot (i. e. the bay of pigs) Driven by the foreign policy after wwii they wanted to contain the power of the soviet union soon enough turned into a goal of containing all communism. First declared foreign policy by truman in 1947 promised military and economic aid anywhere it is needed to combat and to discourage communism. During the cold war there is little difference between democrats and republicans on foreign policy and the priority of containing communism. President james monroe declares that the us is the guardian of the western hemisphere and that there is to be a protection of foreign influence. Both monroe and truman are self appointed positions can be seen as us arrogance and imperialism.

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