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"Merely a Facade"? Roosevelt and the Southwest Pacific

"Merely a Facade"? Roosevelt and the Southwest Pacific A R T I C L E S " M e r e l y a F a c a d e " ? R o o s e v e l t a n d t h e S o u t h w e s t P a c i f i c Warren F. Kimball Rutgers University (Newark College) In the great game of high politics, the role a n d importance of seem- ingly lesser players is often overlooked a n d eventually forgotten. So it is in histories of World War II for the Southwest Pacific a n d for Aus- tralia, the region's geographically largest nation. So it is for Austra- lian-American relations in the m i d s t of a conflict that reshaped the geopolitical, economic, a n d even ideological face of the entire world. N o t h i n g has made, and continues to make, Australians bitter a n d angry more t h a n to be taken for granted. Britain h a d m a d e a habit of it even as the colony developed its o w n identity as a n http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of American-East Asian Relations Brill

"Merely a Facade"? Roosevelt and the Southwest Pacific

Journal of American-East Asian Relations , Volume 3 (2): 103 – Jan 1, 1994

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Brill
Copyright
© 1994 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1058-3947
eISSN
1876-5610
DOI
10.1163/187656194X00012
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A R T I C L E S " M e r e l y a F a c a d e " ? R o o s e v e l t a n d t h e S o u t h w e s t P a c i f i c Warren F. Kimball Rutgers University (Newark College) In the great game of high politics, the role a n d importance of seem- ingly lesser players is often overlooked a n d eventually forgotten. So it is in histories of World War II for the Southwest Pacific a n d for Aus- tralia, the region's geographically largest nation. So it is for Austra- lian-American relations in the m i d s t of a conflict that reshaped the geopolitical, economic, a n d even ideological face of the entire world. N o t h i n g has made, and continues to make, Australians bitter a n d angry more t h a n to be taken for granted. Britain h a d m a d e a habit of it even as the colony developed its o w n identity as a n

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Journal of American-East Asian RelationsBrill

Published: Jan 1, 1994

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