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America Unbound : World War II and the Making of a Superpower - Warren F. Kimball

America Unbound

World War II and the Making of a Superpower

By: Warren F. Kimball (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 15th September 1992
ISBN: 9780312079574
Number Of Pages: 188

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Whether World War II made or merely marked the transition of the USA from a major world power to a superpower, the fact remains that America's role in the world around it had undergone a dramatic change. Other nations had long recognized the potential of the USA. They had seen its power exercized regularly in economics, if only sporadically in politics. But World War II, and the landscape it left behind, prompted American leaders and the Congress to conclude that they had to use the nation's strength to protect and advance its interests. The end of the Cold War will not end the debate over the structural reasons for that transformation of American attitudes and actions. The essays in this book reflect a variety of views on the question of causation. The group of contributors provide many varied insights into this crucial change and make this book an important contribution to the history of this period.

Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
Power and Superpower: The Impact of Two World Wars on America's International Rolep. 13
U.S. Globalism: The End of the Concert of Europep. 37
American Empire, American Rajp. 55
The Legacy of World War II for American Conventional Military Strategy: Should We Escape It?p. 73
America and Wartime Changes in Intelligencep. 95
Soviet Espionage and the Office of Strategic Servicesp. 107
U.S. Economic Strategy in World War II: Wartime Goals, Peacetime Plansp. 139
Genocide Treaty Ratification: Ending an American Embarrassmentp. 159
Notes on the Contributorsp. 181
Indexp. 183
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ISBN: 9780312079574
ISBN-10: 0312079575
Series: The World of the Roosevelts
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 15th September 1992
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1