Outposts of Empire: Korea, Vietnam, and the Origins of the Cold War in Asia, 1949-1954

Outposts of Empire: Korea, Vietnam, and the Origins of the Cold War in Asia, 1949-1954

Steven Hugh Lee


Drawing on quite a lot of lately declassified records, Lee outlines the local and foreign context of yankee diplomatic historical past in the direction of Korea and Vietnam and analyses the connection among containment, the bipolar foreign process, and ecu and American options of empire first and foremost of the period of decolonization. He argues that even if coverage makers within the uk and Canada followed a extra protecting containment coverage in the direction of Communist China than the U.S. did, they typically supported American makes an attempt to advertise pro-Western élites in Korea and Vietnam. this is often an immense booklet for an individual drawn to American overseas coverage, Anglo-American family members, Asia and the overseas procedure, and British and Canadian international policies.

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