By Alan McPherson, Yannick Wehrli
Even although it did not hinder global battle II, the League of countries left a long-lasting legacy. This precedent-setting overseas association created very important associations and tasks in exertions, economics, tradition, technology, and extra, from the overseas exertions association to tasks focusing on schooling, taxation, food, and different matters. in a different way marginalized in international international relations, Latin american citizens have been concerned, and infrequently acted as leaders, in lots of League-related actions and made a few optimistic contributions to the League. during this ebook most efficient students from Europe and the Americas examine Latin American management and reports within the League of countries. utilizing examine in often missed collections, Beyond Geopolitics makes groundbreaking contributions to the examine of Latin American diplomacy, the background of the League of countries, and the wider tale of cooperation throughout borders.
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Extra resources for Beyond Geopolitics: New Histories of Latin America at the League of Nations
Whether in Geneva or in the Americas, the idea won support from most Latin American countries. Only Argentina and Mexico strongly opposed the proposition, believing that strengthening regionalism might give too much influence to the United States. In January 1936, the president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, proposed an inter-American conference. He wanted to discuss ways to ensure peace in the continent and to strengthen solidarity in the face of extracontinental threats. 38 This conference, held in Buenos Aires in December 1936, was the occasion for many Latin American governments to defend the idea of a continental system of collective security.
Courtesy of the United Nations Archives at Geneva. The unease felt in Santiago and Buenos Aires was palpable. The Chilean and Argentine representatives, Manuel Rivas Vicuña and José María Cantilo respectively, were both ambassadors in Rome. 13 The new Chilean representative and minister in Switzerland, Luis V. 14 For the Argentines, the position was even more difficult because they held the rotating presidency of the council. ”15 If, until now, only three Latin American states had the opportunity to take part, willingly or unwillingly, in discussions on the conflict, the opening of the session of the assembly in early September, along with the council, had the potential to force those who so far remained silent to take a stand.
Lansing signaled his openness to downgrading the marine brigade in Port-au-Prince to a “legation guard,” but US officials in Haiti and Washington killed the idea. 9 Dominicans were bolder still than Haitians at Versailles, but also more desperate and equally ineffective. In 1916, the US occupation had pushed their president, Francisco Henríquez y Carvajal, into exile. It simultaneously installed a military government that operated like a dictatorship, thus making it nearly impossible for Dominicans to represent their nation abroad, unlike Haitians.