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By Rodrigo Botero

ISBN-10: 0313315701

ISBN-13: 9780313315701

For approximately centuries interplay among Spain and the us was once characterised through cultural and political variations, together perceived conflicts of nationwide curiosity, and an asymmetry of energy. Botero identifies the interval from 1945 to 1953 as a watershed in family, because the international locations moved from a opposed posture in the direction of a pleasant rapprochement. He indicates why, inspite of political adjustments, mutual mistrust, and reciprocal grievances, either governments stumbled on it of their top curiosity to arrive an contract at the factor of eu safeguard. This examine 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 determination 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 struggle of 1898. numerous a long time of mutual disengagement till the 2 countries back clashed over the early pro-Axis sympathy of the Franco regime. the phobia of Soviet aggression could ultimately unite the 2 within the post-World conflict 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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