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  Big stick Diplomacy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Big Stick Diplomacy was the catch-phrase for describing U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt's corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, which stated that the United States should assume international police power in the Western Hemisphere.
Big Stick Diplomacy, a nickname coined by Roosevelt in quoting the old African proverb “Speak softly and carry a big stick, and you will go far,” was the foreign policy that was later called the Roosevelt Corollary.
Eventually, the phrase “Big Stick” was used in reference to any foreign policy that made negotiations with diplomatic grace, backed by the possible threat of military force.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Big_stick_diplomacy   (483 words)

 Roosevelt, Corollary, Panama Canal, Aguinaldo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Roosevelt's doctrine for foreign affairs was "speak softly and carry a big stick." He led the reorganization of the Department of War to help create a stronger military.
The Big Stick was used especially to pressure Latin American nations and the Philippines.
Big Stick diplomacy in the case of Latin American conflicts with Europeans led to the creation of the Roosevelt Corollary.
www.owlnet.rice.edu /~mwfriedm/terms/david19.html   (1842 words)

 Big stick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Big stick can refer to Theodore Roosevelt's diplomatic policies, Big stick diplomacy.
Big Stick was the nickname of the battleship USS Iowa and is a nickname of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt.
Big stick can also refer to the Chinese monk-poet Feng-Kan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Big_stick   (106 words)

 The Adventures of Chester: Diplomacy Archives
Clausewitz's famous dictum that war is a continuation of diplomacy by other means defines both the challenge and the limits of diplomacy.
The popular methods of portraying diplomacy include its being on the opposite end of a one-dimensional axis that includes military action on its far end, and of characterizing diplomatic initiatives as merely talk and not action.
As Kissinger mentions, diplomacy is not rhetoric; the other side of the negotiating table will not be swayed by the eloquence of domestic speeches.
www.theadventuresofchester.com /archives/diplomacy   (3503 words)

He had been in the job for more than three years but he was not elected to it – and none who assumed the office upon the death of a president had ever been elected on his own.
Combined with his Big Stick diplomacy, TR was determined to ensure America moved boldly onto the world stage.
Government no longer would work in tandem with big business – TR was fixed upon policing corporations, making sure that anti-trust laws were obeyed and unions were treated fairly.
www.ford.utexas.edu /museum/exhibits/TR/triumph.htm   (630 words)

 Haze Gray & Underway Photo Feature: The Great White Fleet
The ships, commonly known as the "Great White Fleet" due to their white-painted hulls, called in ports the world over, impressing foreign dignitaries with the appearance of great power.
This was the last great hurrah for the age of white ships, buff masts and high diplomacy on the high seas.
As soon as the ships returned from the cruise they were stripped of their fancywork and much of their bridgework, painted gray, and had their pole masts replaced by functional but unsightly cage masts.
www.hazegray.org /features/gwf   (452 words)

 Dana Blankenhorn: diplomacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
But in terms of open source politics, in terms of saving the planet from global warming, in terms of the issues and concerns that must motivate a New Thesis, Israel is largely irrelevant.
Thus, the White House is desperate to destroy him, and sent one of its most loyal hatchetmen, the Wall Street Journal editorial writer John Fund, to do the dirty work.
I am one of millions of Americans who were turned-on by "Association Football" (soccer) by the exploits (or lack of them) of their own kids.
www.danablankenhorn.com /diplomacy/index.html   (3573 words)

 Emboldened » Blog Archive » Proxy Diplomacy
She says her goal is to effect real, fundamental change in the region, not just return it to the status quo (which for the US would mean ignoring it again?).
She may be going for diplomacy but she’s also being sent like a stripper in a cake to the Israeli military.
She expects to succeed where countless others have failed by skipping right past deterrence and incentives and onto big stick diplomacy.
www.baltimoregroupblog.com /2006/07/22/proxy-diplomacy   (559 words)

 Jeremy Brecher: Bush's 'Big Stick' Policy
WEST CORNWALL, Conn. —It was called "The Big Stick." Between 1890 and 1930, we sent our armed forces to intervene in Latin America more than 30 times.
In 1933, newly elected President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced that he would replace the "Big Stick" with a "Good Neighbor Policy," which renounced the right to intervene in Latin America and offered to put economic relations on a fairer basis.
After the Bush administrationÕs catastrophic experiment in unilateralism and "Big Stick" diplomacy, it is time for us to adopt a Global Good Neighbor Policy.
www.bu.edu /globalbeat/syndicate/brecher101403.html   (729 words)

 The Diplomatic Times Review: Diplomacy Archives
We also have another big challenge in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country the size of western Europe, where we have organized the first elections in forty years, and the second round is due on 29 October.
We are working very seriously with all concerned to ensure that the second round moves ahead as smoothly as the first round, and that the parties and the political leaders play by the rules of the game, and accept the results regardless of who wins.
And I wondered what brought you to that point, because in your Middle East trip that was your one big fl hole: on both Lebanon and on the nuclear.
www.thediplomatictimesreview.com /diplomacy   (8871 words)

 TIME Pacific | Starship | April 16, 2001 | NO. 15
A floating fortress of warplanes and warriors, America's flagship is a mighty example of big-stick diplomacy
A few kilometers out from the carrier, the twin-turboprop grumman c-2a Greyhound banks and dips as it lines up its approach.
They are generous words, but, as the fighters flash through the sky behind him, they sound faintly hollow.
www.time.com /time/pacific/magazine/20010416/starship.html   (974 words)

 Theodore Roosevelt
He believed that the government needed a “big stick” to carry out its foreign conduct.
Roosevelt campaigned the Monroe Doctrine in the western hemisphere and wherever the rights of the Americans were challenged.
Roosevelt saw the tour as a part of a “big stick” diplomacy.
www.belmont.k12.ca.us /ralston/programs/itech/teddyroos.htm   (4401 words)

 The Seattle Times: Mariners: Free-agent pickup hasn't materialized
While president of the United States in the early 1900s, Theodore Roosevelt employed his famed "Big Stick diplomacy" in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, sending in troops to help protect American interests in the area.
A century later, however, the man who ranks as one of that city's most famous natives — Mariners third baseman Adrian Beltre — is neither speaking softly nor carrying a big stick.
After concluding an 0-for-12 series against the Angels on Wednesday — which dropped his batting average to.221 — Beltre declined for the second straight day to talk with reporters, leaving it to others in the Mariners clubhouse to state his case for him.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/mariners/2002265163_mari06.html   (1137 words)

 The Officers' Club: The History of the Battleship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Thus the age of the battleship was born.
And since the big-gun theory paired nicely with big-stick diplomacy, Teddy Roosevelt had the United States Navy throw their hat in the battleship ring in 1907 with the Great White Fleet.
As the Germans instituted unrestricted submarine warfare during World War I, the battleship was largely used in an escort capacity, shielding trans-Atlantic convoys from German U-Boats.
officersclub.blogspot.com /2006/01/history-of-battleship.html   (579 words)

 Honey for China : LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
From the point of view of Theodore Roosevelt's "big stick" diplomacy, President Bill Clinton's visit to China was a failure.
But even at the turn of the last century, big stick diplomacy worked only with small or decadent nations.
Today only a country that is cowed or wants a large financial favor will knuckle under to this tactic.
www.iht.com /articles/1998/07/24/edlet.t_47.php   (197 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Military -- Forceful future
The aircraft carrier – queen of the seven seas, defender of freedom and the big stick of diplomacy – will rule the oceans for decades to come.
"The big issue is can you afford 12 of these things," he said.
He and some other experts believe the Navy may build fewer carriers or develop smaller flattops, possibly harboring squadrons of unstaffed combat aircraft – fighters and bombers operated by remote control.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/military/20040722-9999-7m22future.html   (1500 words)

 QandO: Is military action always the worst choice?
Given the history of totalitarian regimes, I'd love to see just one historical example of where diplomacy was successful in stopping a single one of them from creating whatever sorts of weapons they felt were necessary to their survival.
Posted by: shark at August 8, 2004 03:34 PM My position on Kerry and Iraq is this: If he's elected President (heaven forbid) and his "superior" diplomacy cannot bring in the relief he has promised from France, Germany, NATO and the UN, I want him impeached.
Posted by: Bloggerhead at August 8, 2004 11:28 PM Bloggerhead, what enabled the containment and diplomacy to work was the ever-present threat of nuclear annihilation, combined with the use of force by proxy.
www.qando.net /archives/003754.htm   (1292 words)

 Performance Education - Social Studies Solutions
Topics: The age of imperialism, the Open Door policy in China, how we annexed Hawaii, the Spanish-American War, Teddy Roosevelt, and building the Panama Canal.
Take a look at foreign policy: The Monroe Doctrine, Roosevelt Corollary, Big Stick Diplomacy, Dollar Diplomacy, and Moral Diplomacy.
Big Stick Diplomacy, Dollar Diplomacy, and Moral Diplomacy.
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 diplomacy - Ask.com Web Search
Study diplomacy, foreign policy, and more with an online degree.
An archive for materials relating to the boardgame Diplomacy.
Diplomacy: Theory & Practice, 3rd edition, by GR Berridge, Palgrave, Basingstoke,...
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 SparkNotes: The Gilded Age & the Progressive Era (1877–1917): The Taft Presidency: 1909–1912
Whereas Theodore Roosevelt had employed “Big Stick” diplomacy to bend weaker nations to his will, William Howard Taft preferred to use money as leverage.
Taft put his new policy to the test in Manchuria, where he offered to purchase and develop the Manchurian Railway to prevent Russia and Japan from seizing control of it and colonizing the region.
After these unsuccessful attempts at diplomacy, Taft devoted himself to domestic matters, making trust-busting his top priority.
www.sparknotes.com /history/american/gildedage/section10.rhtml   (761 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
On September 14, 1901, Theodore Roosevelt rose to the presidency amid the tragedy of William McKinley's assassination.
He immediately reassured the nation of his intent to "continue, absolutely unbroken, the policies of President McKinley for the peace, prosperity and honor of our beloved country." Despite this pledge, Roosevelt would leave an indelible mark on the nation's foreign and domestic policy as he quickly began to follow his own path.
Explore how Roosevelt's "Square Deal" advanced the reforms of the progressive era, and how his "big stick" contributed to America's rise to global prominence.
www.nps.gov /thri/EdRoosReformer.htm   (1323 words)

 CNN.com - U.S. talks diplomacy, Blair talks action - October 3, 2001
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The United States broadened diplomatic efforts in the Middle East and Central Asia Tuesday, dispatching its secretary of defense to the region, while the leader of the nation's closest ally threatened military action if Afghanistan's Taliban do not accede to U.S. demands.
In Great Britain, British Prime Minister Tony Blair promised to use a big stick -- military force -- if the Taliban do not surrender Osama bin Laden, the No. 1 suspect in the September 11 terrorist attacks.
At the same time, the architect of a Middle East peace plan said the recent terrorism events have created a new incentive to settle tensions between Israelis and Palestinians.
archives.cnn.com /2001/US/10/02/ret.diplomacy/index.html   (1210 words)

 Multimedia Learning LLC - Powerpoint Presentations In United States History
Topics include early labor unions and their tactics, management's policies and resistance, farm policy and the role of the farmer, and government actions toward Native Americans.
Explores the rise of American urban culture through the examination of the growth of cities linked by industry and trade, rise of political machines, different waves of immigration, the effects of new technology, and the rise of mass culture through advertising and Americanization.
Among the topics covered are trust busting, regulation of big business, child labor, urban poverty, the struggle for women’s suffrage, and measures to root out political corruption.
multimedialearning.org /presentations_us.html   (1010 words)

 C-SPAN: Resources Master Directory
Name some reasons that the public would not favor increased funding of the Navy.
Nathan Miller, Author, Theodore Roosevelt: A Life ("Big Stick" diplomacy.)
How was Theodore Roosevelt first exposed to the African proverb, "Walk softly and carry a big stick"?
www.c-span.org /classroom/pov/povlp_kaufman2.asp   (338 words)

He was truly a follower of Roosevelt's "Big Stick" policy.
This was Wilson's foreign policy, which stated that good will would gain alliance of nations.
He was also a follower of Roosevelt's "Big Stick" policy.
library.thinkquest.org /17126/chapter/15.html   (571 words)

 Visual Literacy: News Media - Reading Media Photographs
Secretary of State John Hay wrote, "It has been a splendid little war, begun with the highest motives, carried on with magnificent intelligence and spirit, favored by that fortune which loves the brave." (quoted in the S. Chronicle 3/30/03)
His "big stick" foreign policy led American "Rough Riders” to victory in Cuba during the Spanish-American war and resulted in US dominance of the Caribbean and the Pacific.
"...a glowing portrait of President Teddy Roosevelt and his 'big' stick diplomacy of the early 20th century.
www.noodletools.com /debbie/literacies/newsmedia/polphotos.html   (223 words)

 Perry's Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
A strong, well-trained military in peacetime will be a deterrent to war.
President Teddy Roosevelt had his own philosophy of foreign policy, he called it "Gunboat Diplomacy".
He stated it like this: "Speak softly and carry a big stick!" When diplomacy fails, our military is that "big stick"...ready to strike at a moment's notice.
home.carolina.rr.com /bovee   (486 words)

 H102 Lecture 13: Roosevelt, Wilson, and the Morality of Power
War is the extension of a nation's diplomacy by other than peaceful means
Roosevelt was fond of quoting a West African proverb: "Walk softly and carry a big stick, and you will go far." This sums up his quest for order and efficiency and his faith in government power to back up this order and efficiency.
Roosevelt's practices led to the term "Big Stick Diplomacy"--international negotiations backed by the threat of force.
us.history.wisc.edu /hist102/lectures/lecture13.html   (2619 words)

 United States Navy Memorial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
"Speak softly and carry a big stick." Fresh on the heels of mediating the peace talks in the Russo-Japanese War and becoming the first American to win the Nobel Peace Prize, President Theodore Roosevelt decided to display to the world America's newly acquired naval power.
Commenting on his "big stick" diplomacy, Roosevelt declared that it "was the most important service (he) rendered to peace." Sculptor: Gilbert A. Franklin.
No portion may be reproduced in whole or in part without express permission.
www.lonesailor.org /bronze62.php   (230 words)

 Quia - 11.4.4: Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson Diplomacy
Quia - 11.4.4: Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson Diplomacy
Explain Theodore Roosevelt's Big Stick Diplomacy, William Taft's Dollar Diplomacy, and Woodrow Wilson's Moral Diplomacy.
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