5 Most Influential Presidential Doctrines
Welcome to the history doctors top five presidential foreign policy doctrines. What is a foreign policy doctrine by a President? Presidential doctrine is just a statement of goals that America has in its relationships with other countries. First, we’ll share a broad overview of the top five. And then we’ll break each one down. The number one most significant presidential foreign policy doctrine in our history was the Monroe Doctrine from 820 three, a 123 divided the world into Western and Eastern hemispheres and told the Europeans, keep out of our, of our neighborhood, of our backyard. So we divided the world into East and West. The second one is the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine. President Theodore Roosevelt, that is, at the turn of the last century, Roosevelt essentially announced that America was going to be the policeman of Latin America and South America. That America help for itself the right of intervention in the, in the finances and political affairs of our neighbors in Latin and South America. The third most important foreign policy doctrine is the Truman Doctrine. That’s 940 seven really was the benchmark of the policy of containment. Let’s forward out to number four. In 1969, President Richard Nixon comes in with the Nixon Doctrine with the goal of getting us out of the Vietnam War simultaneous to South Vietnam, still standing as an anti-communist state. Lastly, we’re going to call it the Bush Doctrine of 2003. President Bush declared war on the Axis of Evil and gave America the political and moral authority to overthrow and regime change any nation in the world that Harvard and supported terrorists. The top number one foreign policy does the Monroe Doctrine. It was the brainchild of Secretary of State John Quincy Adams. James Monroe announced to European powers that no longer would the Western Hemisphere be open ground, open opportunity for European colonialism. Monroe declared that the Europeans were to stay on their side of the world. And we would stay on our side of the world. And this is something that persisted really for hundreds of years. The Monroe Doctrine was invoked by later presidents. For example, in 845, John Tyler invokes the Monroe Doctrine as, as a reason for saying that Britain could not hold any possessions or territory in Texas. John Kennedy invoked the Monroe Doctrine in claiming that the Soviet Union could not have any kind of military presence in Cuba out 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt essentially declared that America would be the policeman of Latin America and South America. President Roosevelt gave America the authority, political and moral, to police the financial and political affairs of all of our neighbors to the south. Some nations in Latin and South America regard us with great suspicion as the big, powerful ******* of the North. Roosevelt Corollary did establish American dominance, financial dominance. And many times, since 1902, American marines were dispatched to some Latin or South American nation to restore order there after some tumbled. President Harry Truman’s Truman Doctrine is the benchmark of containment. Essentially, the Soviet Union was threatening Greece and Turkey with internal revolts and insurgencies to bring down the pro-Western government, governments in those nations and install communist governments. Instead. The Soviet Union has a bleep in the Black Sea. The only way out of the Black Sea is through the Bosporus Strait and the Dardanelles, control by Greece and Turkey. If America controls Greece and Turkey or its friends do, then we can bottle up the Soviet Black Sea fleet and it cannot reach the Mediterranean. And then the Mediterranean will remain a place of American and NATO dominance. So, we were President Truman that is trying to keep the Soviet Navy out of the Mediterranean and enact policy. He was successful. Greece and Turkey stood as anti-communist States. And the policy of containment was established and sustained for decades to come through the Truman Doctrine. Number four is the Nixon Doctrine. America was embroiled in a bitter and divisive war in Southeast Asia. The American people wanted to bring the troops home. Nixon understood. If he withdrew the American troops all at once overnight, South Vietnam would collapse and North Vietnam would, would succeed in conquering. So, the Nixon Doctrine is synonymous with what we call Vietnam asean. The Nixon Doctrine essentially succeeded. Another painful point I’d like to make about the Nixon Doctrine. If you’re at the dentist, the dentist does not pull a tooth slowly. That would be agony for the American troops in South Vietnam. If 50000 go home neck this month, a soldier might say, well, I don’t want to go out in the field to fight today. My unit might get withdraw next month. So understanding that we were no longer there to win meant we were there just to bring our troops home. A lot of our troops became demoralized. Under Nixon. They started using drugs to pass the time. They started resisting more aggressive officers that wanted to continue to fight the war. Who would want to be the last man to die in Vietnam if there was the chance that your unit was going home next month? The last foreign policy doctrine number five, in its importance will called the Bush Doctrine of 2003. The nation that Harvard and supported terrorists would be subjected to pre-emptive American attack. That would change the regime of that nation, would overthrow its leaders, is an int declared that America was at war with not just the nations in the states that did 9, 11, but with any Islamic radical regime, we were at war with a kind of regime. So, the Bush Doctrine led us to invade Iraq in 2003, evict its leaders, evict its government, and occupy control the nation until a stable government emerged. Today, we have the possibility of a Trump doctrine. What would a trumpet doctrine look? What might Donald Trump apply the Bush Doctrine to nation states like North Korea or Iran? Might he actually attempt a regime changing military effort in those states? As we all know, history isn’t done with us yet.