By James Rochlin
Over a lot of this century Canada has performed just a minor function in hemispheric affairs. in recent times, dramatic alterations have happened that have catapulted Canada to the position of complete companion within the Americas. those contain Canada's choice to go into the association of yank States as an entire member, its involvement within the NAFTA negotiations, its aid for a hemispheric integration procedure, and its vital peacekeeping function in important the United States. "Discovering the Americas" is likely one of the first books to check the evolution of Canadian kin with Latin the United States. The e-book is split into 3 elements, every one reflecting a unique section of Canada's family members with the Americas. half 1 strains Canada's minimum overseas family from the start of the century till the Trudeau years. half 2 examines the Trudeau years whilst, partially propelled via nationalism, Canada sought a extra self reliant position in its family members with Latin the USA. The vital thesis of the e-book is that altering hegemonic constructions symbolize the main major factor explaining the evolution of Canadian international coverage in Latin the USA. Rochlin argues that the emergence within the overdue Nineteen Eighties and Nineties of worldwide buying and selling blocs and the craze in the direction of ideological convergence have unfolded new possibilities for Canada within the hemisphere. Canada is at a severe juncture in its overseas heritage, and this well timed publication explains the way it came and the place it really is going.
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Extra resources for Discovering the Americas: The Evolution of Canadian Foreign Policy Towards Latin America
K. as a global leader ultimately meant a new set of allegiances for Canada. S. S. interests. Canada fought the fascist challenge in Europe earlier than its counterparts in the Western Hemisphere, and it also took exception to Axis First Encounters leanings on the part of Latin America, particularly Argentina. In efforts to ward off the Axis threat, Ottawa signed the Ogdensburg Agreement, a defence arrangement covering the Americas down to the equator. S. S. Shifts in the world order correlated with new patterns of ideological concerns.
S. 86 In 1947 the issue of the PAU again became prominent, this time against the backdrop of the question of how deeply Canada would attempt to integrate itself in inter-American affairs. In that year and beyond, the weightiest elements of the Canadian government and the business community opposed membership in the PAU, as well as the Organization of American States (formed in 1948). 87 Ottawa wondered what could be gained by joining a 28 Distant Neighbours political body apparently dominated by one power.
This chapter focuses on the 1945-58 period. S. and Canadian policy. Canada often had analyses of Latin American political turmoil and revolution which were clearly independent of those emanating from Washington. N. Perhaps of greater importance, the Cold War epoch defined Canada as a charter member of the 'northern club/ while Latin America, including the advanced Southern Cone countries, became defined as members of the Third World/ Canada emerged from the Second World War as a privileged haven for investors.