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date: 19 June 2021

Chile–US Relations 

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Foreign Relations
Patrick William KellyPatrick William Kelly

With increasing intensity as the 19th century unfolded, the United States and Chile competed for hegemony over South America and the waters of the Pacific. To varying degrees, scholars have emphasized how each saw itself as superior to the other. Americans took pride in their Anglo-Saxon background and Chileans considered themselves morally idealized Catholics. Chile resented the United States’ taciturn stance on its struggle for independence from Spain that stretched on from ... ...

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