US would not get involved in European internal and colonies' affairs, and all European attempts to colonize America (North and South) would be considered aggressions.
Added by Theodore Roosevelt to Monroe Doctrine. Said that US could intervene in Latin American countries if one was involved in "flagrant and chronic wrongdoing"
February. The Telegram was a German attempt to seek alliance with Mexico in case the US entered WWI
April: US enter WWI
US war aims: free trade, open agreements, democracy and self-determination in Europe, economic globalization and free navigation at sea. Also re-organization of territories.
Peace between Russia and Central Powers, ended Russian participation in WWI
The US would lend money to Germany to pay reparations to Europe that would then be able to pay their war debt payments to the US.
War may not be used to solve problems between the 65 signatory states.
US rose tariffs on imported goods. Counterproductive, reduced exports/imports.
reduced German reparations
No recognition of land taken by force (initially addressed to Japan and China)
Non-intervention in Latin American domestic affairs.US hoped it would bring more trade agreements and US influence with them.
To ensure US would not have to get involved in another war like WWI.
Research and development of atomic bomb.
US would sell goods and arms to Europe if they arranged the transportation and pre-payed.
First issued by Churchill + FDR. Definition of Allies' post-war goals: states should chose their own governments (except for the colonies); self-determination.
US would supply Allies during WWII but expected the money back eventually. (American industry throve)
All currencies pegged to the dollar and creation of IMF and World Bank
FDR, Churchill, Stalin: post-war re-organization of Europe, re-establishment of nations. Very controversial during Cold War.
Molotov was chastised for violating Yalta accords (Russia occupied Poland and many parts of Central and East Europe).
Decisions on post-war order, peace treaties, punishment of Nazi Germany and effects of war.
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade(later became WTO). Purpose: reduce tariffs and some trade barriers to everyone's advantage.
Restructuring of US military and intelligence agencies. Creation of the CIA
Support of Greece and Turkey to keep them out of Soviet sphere. It began a policy of containment after an era of détente.
"rescue" of post-WWII Europe: economic support to rebuild and modernize.
USSR's attempt to block Allies' access to their parts of Berlin, but the Allies supplied city by air so USSR gave up.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization: collective defence agreement between North America and many European countries.
National Security Council Report 68: statements of American poicy in Cold War. Helping allies and harming enemies' capacities.
Nasser began to nationalize Canal and would not let US and GB fund building of Aswan Dam. Israel attecked Egypt and France+GB bombed Cairo (some say it was planned by the 3 powers). 1957: Canal reopened.
CIA failure to invade Cuba and overthrow Castro.
Khrushchev placed Soviet missiles in Cuba because US had some in Turkey and Italy (aimed at Moscow). US blockade of area. Agreements and Removal of missiles by USSR.
US would still assist Allies and others in development and in moments of need but would not undertake all of the defense.