American Occupation of Japan: The Orgins of the Cold War in Asia

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In this novel and intriguing book, Michael Schaller traces the origins of the Cold War in Asia to the postwar occupation of Japan by U.S. troops. Determined to secure Japan as a bulwark against both Soviet expansion and Asian revolution, the U.S. instituted ambitious social and economic reforms under the direction of the flamboyant Occupation Commander, General Douglas MacArthur. MacArthur was later denounced by the Truman Administration as a "bunko artist" who had wrecked Japan's economy and opened it to Communist ...

American Occupation of Japan: The Orgins of the Cold War in Asia 1987, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195051902

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