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Vocabulary for Chapter 10

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Imperialism   Stronger nations attempt to create empires by dominating weaker nations  
Nationalism   devotion of one’s nation  
Annex   To join or attach, as in the joining of a new territory to an existing country  
Banana Republic   Term used to describe a Central American nation dominated by United States business interests  
Arbitration   Settlement of dispute by person or panel chosen to listen to both sides and come to a decision  
Jingoism   A feeling of strong national pride and a desire for an aggressive foreign policy  
Platt Amendment   An addition to the 1900 Cuban constitution by the American Government that gave the United States the right to establish naval bases in Cuba and to intervene in Cuban affairs whenever necessary  
Sphere of influence   Area of economic and political control exerted by one nation over another or other nations  
Open Door Policy   American approach to China around 1900, favoring open trade relations between China and other nations  
Concession   A grant for a piece of land in exchange for a promise to use the land for a specific purpose  
Roosevelt Corollary   President Theodore Roosevelt’s 1904 extension of the Monroe Doctrine in which he asserted the right of the United States to intervene in Latin American nations  
Racism   Belief that differences in character or intelligence are due to one’s race; asserting the superiority of one race over another or others  
Compulsory   Required  
Great White Fleet   A force of United States Navy ships that undertook a world cruise in 1907  


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