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ISOLATION

ISOLATION covers the beginning of expansionism, referring to the Panama Canal, revolutions in South America and Teddy Roosevelt's lasting legacy.

Intro:

Ok

Ok

Ok

No

No

 

Chorus:

 

We gonn need to change our nation

No more isolation

We gonn need to change our nation

New foreign relations

 

I’m talking united expansion

I want all the countries singing our favorite anthem

We gonn need to change our nation

No more isolation

 

Verse:

 

Isolation

You just should be patient

Soon we’ll be expanding

Maybe do invasion

We’ll spread democracy

Too all the oppressed nations

We’ll spread democracy

To all the oppressed places

 

And they give him perks cause he’s Roosevelt

America needs no more help

And we wanted a brand new canal

Revolutions for new canals

 

Brand new, you can call me Panama

Get freedom, from Colombia

We gonna need a new nation

No more isolation

 

Teddy told me to tread lightly

Teddy told me have a big stick

New foreign policy

More expanding

Isolation - Isolationism, A policy of remaining apart from the political affairs of other countries.

Big Stick - Teddy Roosevelt's foreign policy, "speak softly and carry a big stick", which focused on peaceful negotiations but a formidable military force.

Revolutions - Panama fought for its independence from Colombia, aided by American supplies and forces in exchange for the right to create the Panama Canal.    Pana

LEARN ABOUT ISOLATIONISM AT US HISTORY

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