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The interference of the United States in the Latin American countries of Cuba and Mexico was primarily motivated due to American desire towards economic expansion and resulted in the US supporting revolutionary factions helping overthrow governments and creating of dictatorships in Mexico while in Cuba the US took a more active role physically invading the country instituting pro-American provisions in the Cuban constitution and forcing economic dependence The support towards pro-American factions due to economic interest was apparent even in the early stages of the Mexican revolution When General Diaz feared that North American domination of investment in Mexico threatened Mexican economic and political independence Keen 270 and favored British interests of American ones he clearly tried to stop American economic expansion Hoping that Francisco Madero would display a more positive attitude toward United States interests 270 Keen suggest this was the reason Madero was allowed to organize the revolution on US soil with little interference 270 This support of revolutionary groups in Mexico was quite passive to what would later go on Madero then had the tables turn on him by the US when he refused to show special favors to American capitalists This independent spirit plus Maderos legalization of trade unions and strikes alienated the United States Keen 272 Maderos failure to unconditionally accept American economic dominance resulted in American Ambassador Henry Wilson that Maderos government was unable to maintain sufficient order to provide the necessary protection to US interests Skidmore 106 When the Mexican government failed to take action Wilson met secretly with the rebel leaders in his embassy where the terms and details of the coup were concluded Skidmore 108 involving the US in a successful attempt at revolution But the United States didnt just create a revolution it created a dictatorship in Mexico which it initially supported The historian Skidmore notes that the western powers thought Mexico needed stern social discipline rather than democracy 108 which they
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