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War in the American Pacific and East Asia, 1941-1972

Hal M. Friedman


Before 1940, East Asia and the Pacific were contested regions. The United States vied with the Empire of Japan for the strategic domination of the Pacific Basin. To a lesser degree, the formerly hegemonic colonial powers of Britain, France, and the Netherlands still controlled portions of the region. At the same time, subjugated peoples in East Asia and Southeast Asia struggled to throw off colonialism. By the late 1930s, the competition exploded into armed conflict. Japan looked to be the early victor, but by 1945 the United States established itself as the hegemonic power in the Pacific Basi ... More

Keywords: East Asia, Pacific Region, strategic communication, interservice rivalry, military advising, foodways, Pacific War, military operations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780813176550
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813176550.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hal M. Friedman, editor
Henry Ford College

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