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In order to facilitate the building of the Panama Canal, the U.S.

A

coerced France into giving up its claims on building the canal.

B

militarily conquered the Canal Zone in order to build the canal with no outside interference.

C

backed Panamanian independence from Colombia in order to get a better financial offer to build the canal.

D

was in a tight competition to finish building the canal before the English efforts to build a canal in Nicaragua succeeded.

E

declared that only countries that put money towards the building of the canal would get to use it.

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