gunboat diplomacy


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gunboat diplomacy

if a country uses gunboat diplomacy, it uses the threat of military force to make another country obey it Gunboat diplomacy is a dangerous option in the age of nuclear weapons.
See also: diplomacy, gunboat
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James Cable, Gunboat Diplomacy, 1919-1991: Political Applications of Limited Naval Force, 3rd ed.
you, as a country, have to survive on gunboat diplomacy.
To me, the way this decision has been made is just another example of gunboat diplomacy which in the end causes more problems than it solves.
The first two generations to graduate were keenly aware of their place and potential in a force that was being recast from defense to gunboat diplomacy.
Others think this is little more than gunboat diplomacy, designed to force the Lebanese opposition and its foreign backers to quit putting obstacles in the way of a long overdue presidential appointment.
3) On the problems in Panama see Hagan, American Gunboat Diplomacy, 160-187, Wickes, "Dress Rehearsal," 581-605, Helen Delpar, "Colombia: Troubled Friendship," in United States-Latin American Relations, 1850-1903: Establishing a Relationship, (ed.
You could interpret Bush's recent actions towards Iran in two ways - either he is increasing pressure on the regime in order to soften it up for talks over its uranium enrichment plans, or this is classic gunboat diplomacy in which the US is preparing for some kind of punitive action", said Haass.
The colt is the third product of a Listed-place mare, whose siblings include the high-class French performer Gunboat Diplomacy.
The chapter covers gunboat diplomacy with Korea in the 1870s, treaty negotiations with China in 1885 and 1895, and the proceedings that erased Korean sovereignty from 1904 through 1910.
Writing in an age before the advent of American gunboat diplomacy and Yankee imperialism in Latin America (the Monroe Doctrine notwithstanding), Sarmiento looked to the United States as a model of what a liberal, progressive, and modernizing Argentina might become.
This near intervention led one observer to note that gunboat diplomacy was clearly in line with the State Department commitment to pipelines and profits.
The days of gunboat diplomacy are in our past; let's hope the days of China's bully-like behavior toward its blood neighbors, Hong Kong and Taiwan, will become part of the sleeping tiger's past.
It happened in 1853 when Commodore Matthew Perry used gunboat diplomacy to pry open trade with Japan - not dreaming that someday his countrymen would be awash in low-priced Asian imports.
And, thanks too to the gunboat diplomacy that helped keep power in the hands of rulers friendly to the multinational fruit companies, Central American nations earned the epithet "Banana Republics.
Tristram tells how Hong Kong was created was founded in a burst of gunboat diplomacy as Britain looked to force the Chinese empire open to British trade.