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Clayton-Bulwer Treaty

Signed in 1850 by the United States and Great Britain, the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty was an agreement that both nations were not to colonize or control any Central American republic. The purpose was to prevent one country from building a canal across Central America that the other would not be able to use. If a canal were built, it would be protected by both nations for neutrality and security. Any canal built open to all nations on equal terms.

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