The Pacific Basin Since 1945: A History of the Foreign Relations of the Asian, Aust.& American Rim States & the Pac.Islds.
Publication Date 1 Jan 1994
OverviewThis postwar study of the history of the Pacific Basin links together the interrelationships of the rim nations of east and southeast Asia, Australia, North and South America and the Pacific Islands. It looks at the various different regions and how they all interconnect. It explores major themes such as: the creation of Japan's new economic order in the region; the United States' crusades against communism, real and imagined, in Asia and Latin America; national struggles for independence against colonial rule; and the shifting patterns of conflict and co-operation between the rim states themselves. In addition, the book demonstrates the influence of the Cold War on the affairs of the Pacific Basin and the major historical forces which have shaped them. It also discusses the possible future outcome resulting from the influences of economic inequality, cultural diversity, continued colonial control and trade rivalry.