In the Land of Dreams: Colombia's Foreign Policy as Seen from Europe, 1903-1953

Project: Research project

Description

Although there are a few historical accounts of Colombia's foreign policy since the wars of independence, there is no analysis of the country's relations with Europe in the eyes of diplomatic missions and their officials in Colombia, that is, a study of European countries' visions and interests in Colombia and their reactions to the Colombian government.
The purpose of this study is to partially correct this gap by reviewing diplomatic events that occurred between 1903 and 1953 by reviewing European archives containing the first-hand ideas and opinions of European governments about Colombia. This research seeks to analyze specifically three European countries: Great Britain, France and Spain that were a beacon of ideas and advances for the formation of a state in construction as the Colombian one. To explore these relationships, this research will take into account the political situation during and between the two world wars, the apprehension aroused by Germany's diplomatic and economic advances in Colombia, and the reactions to the growing role of the United States in the hemisphere.

StatusActive
Effective start/end date7/10/172/28/20

Main Funding Source

  • Internal