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The theme of the modern sovereign state over the last four centuries has been no permanent friends only permanent objectives During the period from 1789 to 1823 The United States accomplished one of its objectives the Monroe doctrine of 1823 but was unsuccessful in the Proclamation of Neutrality issued in 1793 objectives The goal for America was to keep no foreign ties with any country as expressed in George Washingtons farewell address when he stated make no permanent economic ties or alliances On December 2 1823 the fifth president of the United States James Monroe expressed the Monroe Doctrine in his seventh annual message to Congress The Monroe doctrine was a basic policy for the defense of all North and South American nations against foreign attack The end of the Napoleonic wars in 1815 marked the breakup of the Spanish empire in the New World as rebellions and independence movements became common The new Spanish republics such as the newly independent Argentina sought and expected recognition by the United States and many Americans endorsed that idea President Monroe wasnt willing to risk war for nations he knew wouldnt survive From his point of view as long as the other European powers didnt intervene the United States government could just let Spain and her rebellious colonies fight it out After finally recognizing these new colonizes in 1822 they were seen as making alliances with France This caused the Monroe doctrine to be issued and enforced In the Monroe Doctrine the United States informed the powers of the Old World that the American continents were no longer open to European colonization and that any effort to extend European political influence into the New World would be considered dangerous to peace and safety This policy succeeded because it met British interests as well as American and for the next 100 years was secured by the backing of the British fleet On February 1 1793 France declared war on
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