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The Dominican Crisis Of 1962-1965, Communist Aggression Or U.S. Intervention

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The Dominican Crisis Of 1962-1965, Communist Aggression Or U.S. Intervention

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dc.contributor.author Beshel, Cary W. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-25T19:22:47Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-25T19:22:47Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-25
dc.date.submitted January 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-11646 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/11153
dc.description.abstract In this paper I deconstructed the U.S. Invasion of the Dominican Republic in 1965. I also look at the events leading up to the military intervention, such as assassination of Trujillo, the Bosch presidency, and the turbulent period of the military junta. The paper also takes a broader look at the implications of communist expansion and the U.S. response under George Kennan's Domino Theory. I utilized a number of primary documents that have been recently made public to examine the U.S. response to what was seen as a left leaning rebellion within the Dominican Republic. I found that the Cuban Missile Crisis still fresh on the collective minds of President Lyndon Johnson and his State Department, the U.S. wanted to prevent another Caribbean country from going communist. I concluded that while the U.S. response was heavy handed and intrusive it yielded results in that democracy was restored, any communist threat was negated, and the Organization of American States was able to oversee the elections adding legitimacy. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Richmond, Douglas en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher History en_US
dc.title The Dominican Crisis Of 1962-1965, Communist Aggression Or U.S. Intervention en_US
dc.type M.A. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Richmond, Douglas en_US
dc.degree.department History en_US
dc.degree.discipline History en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. en_US

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