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The Resource Mapping the end of empire : American and British strategic visions in the postwar world, Aiyaz Husain

Mapping the end of empire : American and British strategic visions in the postwar world, Aiyaz Husain

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Mapping the end of empire : American and British strategic visions in the postwar world
Title
Mapping the end of empire
Title remainder
American and British strategic visions in the postwar world
Statement of responsibility
Aiyaz Husain
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Language
eng
Summary
Main Description: By the end of World War II, strategists in Washington and London looked ahead to a new era in which the United States shouldered global responsibilities and Britain concentrated its regional interests more narrowly. The two powers also viewed the Muslim world through very different lenses. Mapping the End of Empire reveals how Anglo-American perceptions of geography shaped postcolonial futures from the Middle East to South Asia. Aiyaz Husain shows that American and British postwar strategy drew on popular notions of geography as well as academic and military knowledge. Once codified in maps and memoranda, these perspectives became foundations of foreign policy. In South Asia, American officials envisioned an independent Pakistan blocking Soviet influence, an objective that outweighed other considerations in the contested Kashmir region. Shoring up Pakistan meshed perfectly with British hopes for a quiescent Indian subcontinent once partition became inevitable. But serious differences with Britain arose over America's support for the new state of Israel. Viewing the Mediterranean as a European lake of sorts, U.S. officials--even in parts of the State Department--linked Palestine with Europe, deeming it a perfectly logical destination for Jewish refugees. But British strategists feared that the installation of a Jewish state in Palestine could incite Muslim ire from one corner of the Islamic world to the other. As Husain makes clear, these perspectives also influenced the Dumbarton Oaks Conference and blueprints for the UN Security Council and shaped French and Dutch colonial fortunes in the Levant and the East Indies
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1977-
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Husain, Aiyaz
Dewey number
956.04
Index
index present
LC call number
DS63.18
LC item number
.H86 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Decolonization
  • Decolonization
  • Geographical perception
  • Geographical perception
  • Palestine
  • Jammu and Kashmir (India)
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Decolonization
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Geographical perception
  • Great Britain
  • India
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
  • South Asia
  • United States
  • Außenpolitik
  • Entkolonialisierung
  • Großbritannien
  • Mittlerer Osten
  • Südasien
  • USA
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Mapping the end of empire : American and British strategic visions in the postwar world, Aiyaz Husain
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unknown
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
All of Palestine -- Remapping Zion -- The contested valley -- Keystone of the strategic arch -- Imperial residues -- Two visions of the postwar world -- Maps, ideas, and geopolitics -- Joining the community of nations -- From imagined to real borders
Control code
871257381
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (364 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780674419438
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674419438
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22573/ctt65v8f3
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)871257381
Label
Mapping the end of empire : American and British strategic visions in the postwar world, Aiyaz Husain
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
All of Palestine -- Remapping Zion -- The contested valley -- Keystone of the strategic arch -- Imperial residues -- Two visions of the postwar world -- Maps, ideas, and geopolitics -- Joining the community of nations -- From imagined to real borders
Control code
871257381
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (364 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674419438
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674419438
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt65v8f3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871257381

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