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Panama Canal Centennial: American Success

Political Strategy¬† In 1900 the United States was planning for a Nicaraguan canal. Meanwhile, the French were desperate to sell their Panama Canal Zone rights to the U.S. for $109,000,000. The U.S deemed the price too high and continued with … Continue reading

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Panama Canal Centennial: Connecting the Oceans

August 15, 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal – its completion being one of the greatest feats of engineering by mankind, and one which rested on an idea four centuries old! This fact brings to light the … Continue reading

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