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Unformatted text preview: I R 360: I nternational Relations of the Pacific Rim Notes 1-14-2010 The U.S. Foreign Policy towards Europe &Asia: Between Alliance and Self-determination 1945-1949 • 1930s: Japan’s expansion to China: o After taking over Manchuria in 1931, Imperial Japan invaded China proper in 1937 o The US sent material aid to the Chiang Kai-shek o The Axis (Germany, I taly, and Japan) signed an alliance pact in September 1940 • 1940 – 1941: increased US engagement in Europe’ o In late 1940 – FDR declared the US as “the arsenal of democracy” o In December 940 – FDR proposed Lend-Lease Aid to Great Britain o January 1941 – FDR’s ‘four freedoms’ speech and the FDR-Churchill announced the Atlantic Charter in August • Significance of The Atlantic Charter o Cal for a new world order based economic liberalism and decolonization of the European empires. Note the differences between FDR and Churchill on “self determination” o Get the US out of its “Isolationist” shell and export American ideals to the rest of the world o Ignite nationalist aspirations for independence against colonial powers around the world • How did the US enter the Pacific War?...
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2011 for the course IR 360 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at USC.
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