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The Currents of WarA New History of American-Japanese Relations, 1899-1941$
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Sidney L. Pash

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780813144238

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813144238.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

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(p.251) Conclusion
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The Currents of War
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Sidney Pash

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813144238.003.0010

The conclusion focuses on the days immediately preceding the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the actions of American leaders in the final days of peace, and their reactions to the Japanese attack. The conclusion maintains that containment had succeeded and that, had Washington accepted either Japanese peace plan or forwarded its own modus vivendi, it would have averted war with Japan. The conclusion also considers the long-term effects of the war, both on Japan and on the Far East, and argues forcefully that the wars in Korea and Vietnam might have been avoided if the United States had supported a moderate containment policy, instead of rollback.

Keywords:   Frank Knox, Harold Stark, Harry Hopkins, Korean War, Vietnam War

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