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dc.contributor.authorLilly, Richard Keithen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:49:07Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:49:07Z
dc.date.issued1996-06-17en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-11072008-063646en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/45486
dc.description.abstract

The turn-of-the-century was a crossroads in the histories of Great Britain and the United States. Britain was experiencing relative decline. Though the greatest empire in history, Britain was overextended and weaker than the United States in the Western Hemisphere. Conversely, the United States was taking the world stage and establishing its dominance in the Western Hemisphere. At this crossroads, the two nations formed an entente.

The Hay-Pauncefote Treaty of 1901, which secured the American right to an interoceanic canal and the settlement of the Alaskan boundary dispute in 1903 ushered in Anglo-American friendship. In both issues, however, the United States gained extremely favorable agreements. The relative power imbalance enabled American leaders like Theodore Roosevelt to bargain from a superior position. Britain, thus, had no choice except yielding to American demands.

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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1996.L555.pdfen_US
dc.subjectascenten_US
dc.subjecttreatiesen_US
dc.subjectdiplomacyen_US
dc.subjectUnited Statesen_US
dc.subjectBritainen_US
dc.subjectdeclineen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1996.L555en_US
dc.titleSurrendering supremacy in the Western Hemisphere Anglo-American relations, 1895-1905en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHistoryen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-11072008-063646/en_US
dc.date.sdate2008-11-07en_US
dc.date.rdate2008-11-07
dc.date.adate2008-11-07en_US


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