The impossible triangle : Mexico, Soviet Russia, and the United States in the 1920s
Part of the American Encounters/Global Interactions series
During the 1920s, Mexico was caught in a diplomatic struggle between the ideologies of two strong states.
In "The Impossible Triangle", Daniela Spenser explores the tangled relationship between Russia and Mexico in the years following their own dramatic revolutions, as well as the role played by the United States during this turbulent period.
Bringing together Mexican, Soviet, and North American (as well as British) perspectives, Spenser shows how the convergence of each country's domestic and foreign policies precluded them from a harmonious triangular relationship.
Based on documents from the archives of several nations - the book analyses the Mexican government's motivation for establishing relations with the Soviet Union in the face of continued imperialist pressure and harsh opposition from the United States.
Spenser explores how, despite U.S. objections to Mexico's relations with the Soviet Union, Mexico continued its association with the Soviets until the United States adopted the Good Neighbour Policy and softened its stance toward Mexico's revolutionary program after 1927. With a foreword by Friedrich Katz and illustrated by illuminating photographs, "The Impossible Triangle" contributes to an understanding of the international dimension of the Mexican revolution.
It will interest students and scholars of history, revolutionary theory, political science, diplomacy, and international relations.