By Rodrigo Botero
For approximately centuries interplay among Spain and the USA used to be characterised via cultural and political changes, collectively perceived conflicts of nationwide curiosity, and an asymmetry of energy. Botero identifies the interval from 1945 to 1953 as a watershed in kinfolk, because the nations moved from a adverse posture in the direction of a pleasant rapprochement. He exhibits why, regardless of political modifications, mutual mistrust, and reciprocal grievances, either governments came upon it of their top curiosity to arrive an contract at the factor of eu security. This learn files, for the 1st time, the intense lengths to which the Franco regime was once ready to visit enhance its kinfolk with the United States.
Beginning with the Spanish monarchy's choice to help the 13 colonies of their fight for independence, Botero examines treaty negotiations in 1795 and 1821 that concerned Spain's territorial possessions in North the United States. He then appears at how friction over occasions in Cuba culminated within the Spanish-American battle of 1898. a number of many years of mutual disengagement until eventually the 2 countries back clashed over the early pro-Axis sympathy of the Franco regime. the phobia of Soviet aggression might eventually unite the 2 within the post-World struggle II period with a bilateral contract to set up army bases in Spain as a part of strategic preparations to shield Western Europe.
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Ambivalent Embrace: America's Troubled Relations with Spain from the Revolutionary War to the Cold War (Contributions to the Study of World History) by Rodrigo Botero