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This term has undergone major changes in its meaning over time. In Latin, doctrine means teaching a particular area of ​​knowledge, teaching a subject. Over time, however, it came to be understood as a set of theories, notions and principles that guide a knowledge, a political ideology, a religion, among others. In political doctrine, it is worth mentioning the American case, where the term is used to designate the political line to be followed by a particular government, for example, the Monroe Doctrine, which consisted of the maxim America for Americans; and the Bush Doctrine, which provides - in the name of the security of American society - preventive measures internally and externally.

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