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Monroe Doctrine Line breaks: Mon¦roe Doc|trine
Pronunciation: /mənˈrəʊ/

Definition of Monroe Doctrine in English:

noun

A principle of US policy, originated by President James Monroe, that any intervention by external powers in the politics of the Americas is a potentially hostile act against the US.

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