USA and World Relations 1840-1930


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The relationship between the USA and major European countries went through a variety of phases between 1840-1930. There were a number of factors that influenced this:

  • Traditional rivalries and alliances.
  • The US Civil War.
  • Commercial developments in the USA.
  • America’s new position as a major player in world politics.
  • The USA contained many ex-Europeans with their own traditional rivalries.
  • American Irish disliked Britain.
  • American Germans were still very loyal to Germany.

The USA was also quite hostile to European immigrants arriving in America – Ellis Island.

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