The Monroe Doctrine of 1823 is best summarized by which of the following statements?
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The United States would not permit the continuance of the African slave trade.
The United States would feel free to intervene in any case where a democratic nation was threatened by a non-democratic one.
The United States would not allow the creation of any new colonies in the Western Hemisphere, although it would not interfere with existing ones.
The United States would insist that all nations be given equal access to markets in the Far East.
The United States would not extend diplomatic recognition to any foreign government that came to power by force.
The Monroe Doctrine asserted that the Western Hemisphere was not to be further colonized by European countries, but also that the United States would not interfere with existing European colonies nor in the internal concerns of European countries. The Doctrine was issued at the time when many Latin American countries were on the verge of becoming independent from Spain and the United States hoped to avoid having any European power take Spain's place.