Inventing Vietnam: The United States and State Building, 1954 - 1968 (BOK)

James M. Carter

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This book considers the Vietnam war in light of U.S. foreign policy in Vietnam, concluding that the war was a direct result of failed state-building efforts. This U.S. nation building project began in the mid-1950s with the ambitious goal of creating a new independent, democratic, modern state below the 17th parallel. No one involved imagined this effort would lead to a major and devastating war in less than a decade. Carter analyzes how the United States ended up fighting a large-scale war that wrecked the countryside, generated a flood of refugees, and brought about catastrophic economic distortions, results which actually further undermined the larger U.S. goal of building a viable state. Carter argues that, well before the Tet Offensive shocked the viewing public in late January, 1968, the campaign in southern Vietnam had completely failed and furthermore, the program contained the seeds of its own failure from the outset.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2008 Forfatter James M. Carter
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521716901
Antall sider 276 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 1,6cm
Vekt 380 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of the Americas, Asian history, International relations, Vietnam War