New PDF release: Colombia and World War I: The Experience of a Neutral Latin

By Jane M. Rausch

ISBN-10: 0739187732

ISBN-13: 9780739187739

In the awful clash of 19141918 recognized first as “The nice battle” and later as global struggle I, Latin American international locations have been peripheral avid gamers. in simple terms after the U.S. entered the scuffling with in 1917 did 8 of the twenty republics claim battle. 5 others broke diplomatic relatives with Germany, whereas seven maintained strict neutrality. those diplomatic stances, even these of the 2 real belligerents—Brazil and Cuba—did little to tip the stability of victory in want of the allies, and maybe that explains why historians have paid scant realization to occasions in Latin the USA relating to the conflict. however, it truly is nonetheless outstanding that Percy Alvin Martin’s vintage account, Latin American and the War, first released in 1925, is still the traditional textual content at the topic.

This e-book makes an attempt to redress this hole by way of taking a clean examine advancements among 1914 and 1921 in a single of the impartial nations—Colombia. this era, which coincides with the presidency of José Vicente Concha (1914
1918) and his successor, Marco Fidel Suárez (19181921), is full of momentous advancements not just in international coverage, whilst Colombian diplomats harassed by way of German, British and U.S. propaganda struggled to keep up strict neutrality, but in addition at the family scene because the newly put in Conservative regime confronted political and fiscal crises that sparked a variety of and violent protests. Rausch's exam of the administrations of Concha and Suárez helps Martin’s statement that even these international locations impartial within the nice conflict weren't immune from its effects.

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