Britain declares Monroe Doctrine not binding on European countries

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Britain declares that the Monroe Doctrine (which was passed by the USA in 1823 to declare that intervention in or occupation of land in the Americas would be seen as acts of war) does not apply to European countries.

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Editors. "Britain declares Monroe Doctrine not binding on European countries". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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