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Defining the doctrine

Keppler, Udo J., 1872-1956
A young boy labeled "Venezuela" complains to Uncle Sam about the presence of a German battleship. Uncle Sam explains to him that the Monroe Doctrine will protect him from violence, but that he still must pay his "honest debts." Caption: Venezuela -- Better mind your Monroe Doctrine! That German is making trouble. / Uncle Sam -- The Monroe Doctrine will keep you from being kidnapped, Sonny; but it won't help you get out of your honest debts.
International relations, Uncle Sam (Symbolic character), Monroe doctrine, Battleships, Debt--Public, United States, Germany, Venezuela
Theodore Roosevelt Center
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