Definition of Monroe Doctrine in English:

Monroe Doctrine

Syllabification: Mon·roe Doc·trine
Pronunciation: /mənˈrō ˌdäktrən


A principle of US policy, originated by President James Monroe in 1823, that any intervention by external powers in the politics of the Americas is a potentially hostile act against the US.

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