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the Monroe Doctrine

NAmE//mənˌroʊ ˈdɑktrən//
, NAmE//ˌmɑnroʊˈdɑktrən//
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a part of U.S. foreign policy that states that the U.S. will act to protect its own interests in N. and S. America From the name of U.S. President James Monroe, who first stated the policy in 1823.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: the Monroe Doctrine