diplomacy and ww2 - America Compared #18 Is it possible for...

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America Compared #18 Is it possible for a culture like US be racist about Japanese and fear them as  superior? Did not put Germans in internment camps b/c they were more white? Diplomacy and WWII (1920-1945) What happened to isolationism? Thesis: in that 25 year period that isolationism breathed its last gasp. By end of period  isolationism is dead. Not a steady progression into non-isolationism Isolationism did not prevail in 1920s Historiography – the writing of history  o Study of historians (rather than history) o Study writing of history o School of thought that argued that historians of 1920s were isolationist Real diplomatic events of 1920s = internationalist Washington Naval Conference o Generated by the fear of another world war o Five Power Pact Aimed at disarmament b/c one of the reasons WWI occurred and big  casualties = 15 years of unused arms
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Want to limit arms race = reduce possibility of war Most sophisticated armaments at the time = navy Brought together the five leading naval powers of the war Italy france japan America Britain Wanted to limit the navys o Nine Power Pact Attempt to reduce possibility of 2 nd  world war If there were to be another world war it would most likely break out in asia
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 1377H taught by Professor Cook during the Summer '07 term at University of Houston.

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