Imperialism Vocabulary Banana Republic Term used to describe a Central American nation dominated by United States business interests. Great White Fleet U.S.A. U.S. Navy U.S.A. 1907 A force of United States Navy ships that undertook a world cruise in 1907. Imperialism Policy by a stronger nation to attempt to create an empire by dominating weaker nations economically, politically, culturally, or militarily. Jingoism A feeling of strong national pride and a desire for an aggressive foreign policy. Dollar Diplomacy Puerto Rico China President Taft’s policy of encouraging American investment in foreign policy. Nationalism Devotion to one’s nation. Open Door Policy China American approach to China around 1900, favoring open trade relations between China and other nations. Cuba 1900 Constitution Platt Amendment Cuba ~ United States An addition to the 1900 Cuban constitution by the American government that gave the United States the right to establish naval bases in Cuba and to intervene in Cuban affairs whenever necessary. Monroe Doctrine: Roosevelt Corollary Roosevelt Corollary President Theodore Roosevelt’s 1904 extension of the Monroe Doctrine in which he asserted the right of the United States to intervene in Latin American nations. Sphere of Influence Area of economic and political control exerted by one nation over another nation or other nations.