The Origins of the Second World War in Asia and the Pacific

The Origins of the Second World War in Asia and the Pacific Professor Iriye analyses the origins of the conflict against the background of international relations in the preceding decade in order to answer the key question Why did Japan decide to go to wa

  • Title: The Origins of the Second World War in Asia and the Pacific
  • Author: Akira Iriye
  • ISBN: 9780582493490
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Paperback
  • Professor Iriye analyses the origins of the 1941 conflict against the background of international relations in the preceding decade in order to answer the key question Why did Japan decide to go to war against so formidable a combination of powers

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    1. Not the clearest prose, but still well worth the effort. Pearl Harbor was not pre-ordained. A fascinating look into the history of US Japanese relations in the interwar period. Yet, it is more than just good history, this book is worthwhile for anyone looking at US-Russia or US-China relations today. It is also an important contribution to the literature in IR theory of sanctions and their effectiveness.

    2. The beginning was rough and some of the writing was too stiff compared to contemporary history books If I ever read the words 'the latter' again.

    3. A superb study of how Japan and the United States became enemies and eventually went to war. Although not a partisan of Imperial Japan, Iriye gives a powerful picture of the Japanese point of view.

    4. 从日美作为华盛顿体系的倡导同盟,到其善用欧洲经济危机各国的欧美的自顾不暇而入侵中国,而在英美限制其东亚尤其是南亚扩张策略时寻求德意日轴心国与苏结盟来对抗英美,在策略选择上的失误导致其最终孤立而孤注一掷偷袭珍珠港对美宣战将亚洲和太平洋带入二战,其中的外相,陆军和海军的不同战略的妥协 归咎于日本对于中国战事的以及对其盟国德国的误判,而不 [...]

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