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The government of Cuba was undemocratic and the people were poor, but Americans did not see this as the fault of the United States. S. investments. S. support for a coup has been sufficient to make one occur. Thus, in order to build the Panama Canal, the United States encouraged local leaders in the Colombian province of Panama to secede from Colombia. S. gunboats prevented 33 AMerica’s role in the World Colombia from opposing the secession. Often a hint has been enough. S. president Calvin Coolidge suggested the overthrow of Guatemalan president Carlos Herrera, and certain Guatemalans obliged him.
At Britain’s urging, France reneged on its promise, signing the infamous Munich Pact with Hitler. 55 The leaders of France and England have been rightly faulted for their failure of nerve in the late 1930s, but their positions would have been stronger and their decisions different if they had been backed by the United States, the greatest industrial nation in the world. Instead, between 1935 and 1937, Congress passed a series of Neutrality Acts that would prevent it from aiding either side in the coming conflict.
But belief in the end of the world tends to be a compartmentalized form of belief. Those who say they expect it to happen soon usually do not act as if they do—certainly not when they demand that their children be exposed to less sex on television or that gays not be permitted to marry, demands aimed at a society with a future. And the Christian right, like other political movements, is a continuum that includes both extremists and people with 22 Fo c u s on the Unite d St ate s more moderate views.