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China and Latin America: The Other Option

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Technical Report,08 Aug 2016,09 Jun 2017

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US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

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International relations are constantly changing and the dynamics between nations and its objectives are at the forefront of attempts to maintain a position of advantage. China has seen an unprecedented economic rise since 1978. Critical to its continued economic expansion is the need to supply its industrial machine with natural resources. Chinas global expansion is leading the country into Americas Backyard where this advancement can forward the growth of numerous Latin American nations, but also represent a challenge to U.S. regional influence. With the events of the past 15 years, has U.S. leadership underestimated the potential future impact of Chinese diplomatic and economic action in Latin America This thesis explores, if given the current global environment, should the U.S. government adjust its priorities to mitigate the growing Chinese influence in Latin America.

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  • Government and Political Science

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