Latin America During World War II by Thomas M. Leonard, John F. Bratzel (eds.)

By Thomas M. Leonard, John F. Bratzel (eds.)

Individuals: George Lauderbaugh, Andrew Lefebvre, Daniel M. Masterson, Graeme Mount, Jorge Ortiz Sotelo, Orlando J. Perez, Monica A. Rankin, Eric Paul Roorda, David Sheinin, Joseph Smith

The first full-length research of worldwide conflict II from the Latin American viewpoint, this specified quantity bargains an in-depth research of the area in the course of wartime. every one kingdom spoke back to global warfare II in keeping with its personal nationwide pursuits, which regularly conflicted with these of the Allies, together with the U.S.. The members systematically think about how each one nation handled in most cases shared difficulties: the Axis probability to the nationwide order, the level of army cooperation with the Allies, and the war's impression at the nationwide economic system and family political and social constructions. Drawing on either U.S. and Latin American fundamental resources, the ebook deals a rigorous comparability of the wartime studies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, principal the United States, Gran Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, and Puerto Rico.

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The drumbeat of constant Allied propaganda calling for democracy and an end to fascism and dictators also had an effect. Internal commentary also fostered this ideal. Latin American citizens began to demand that their nations also become democratic, and this led to political changes. In Brazil, Vargas’s fascist-style dictatorship lost the support of the citizenry and, more importantly, the army; as a result, elections were held at the end of the war. In Central America, a growing belief among the middle and upper classes that dictators were not acceptable meant that all the governments that existed at the start the war were forced out by 1945.

If a person or a country opposed the agenda of the United States, their reasons were not important; the only important factor was their opposition to the United States in its crusade against the Axis. Nations had to demonstrate that they actively supported the United States; anything less was unacceptable. S. policy and resulted in many misunderstandings with Latin American nations. LATIN AMERICA RESPONDS TO WORLD WAR II How the nations of Latin America responded to World War II was determined by geography, internal politics, intra–Latin American relations, economic factors, history, and a host of other variables.

Investigations concluded that many individuals and businesses throughout Latin America were Axis sympathizers and were involved in subversive activities. S. businesses. The United States expected the other Latin American governments to engage in their own embargo of Axis-affiliated businesses. S. boycott. In fact, Foreign Minister Padilla declared that publication of the lists had been a defensive measure for the United States. Most Mexican periodicals gave scant attention to the blacklists. They published the lists, but generally without accompanying commentary.

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