Between the Wars: 1918-1941 (1978): S01E10 – Latin America: Intervention in Our Own Backyard


Introduction

History Documentary hosted by Eric Sevareid, published by PBS in 1978.

Repackaged as “The Road to World War II” (2011) by Questar, Inc. and available on DVD in 2011. Also known as The Road to Pearl Harbour, 1919-1941 (alternative title, US).

Series explores the political and diplomatic events and crises between World War I and World War II.

Outline

FDR’s “The Good Neighbour Policy”, his greatest foreign policy success, was a key development in reversing the US imperialistic attitude toward Latin America. For over a century, the Monroe Doctrine had been invoked to justify intervention in the Caribbean, Central, and South America. Pan-American relationships deteriorated rapidly until 1933, when the policy in intervention was abolished.

Between the Wars: 1918-1941 Series

You can find a full index and overview of Between the Wars: 1918-1941 here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 05 April 1978.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 30 minutes (per episode).
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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