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America, the Vietnam War, and the World: Comparative and International Perspectives

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Presenting new perspectives on the Vietnam War, its global repercussions, and its role in modern history, this volume reveals "America's War" as an international event that reverberated worldwide. The essays address political, military, and diplomatic issues and the cultural and intellectual consequences of "Vietnam." They compare the Vietnam War to other major conflicts in world history. "America's War" is depicted as a global event whose origins and characteristics deserve an interdisciplinary treatment.

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"...America, the Vietnam War, and the World offers a fresh, albeit provocative, perspective of the Vietnam War." History: Review of New Books
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Introduction: America's war and the world Andreas W. Daum, Lloyd C. Gardner and Wilfried Mausbach; Part I. Relocating Vietnam: Comparisons in Time and Space: 1. A colonial war in a postcolonial age: the United States's occupation of Vietnam Michael Adas; 2. Visions of the Asian periphery: Vietnam (1964–1968) and the Philippines (1898–1900) Fabian Hilfrich; 3. The challenge of revolutions and the emergence of nation-states: British reactions to the foundation of the United States and American responses to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 1780–1980 T. Christopher Jespersen; 4. A comparative study of peripheral wars: the United States in Vietnam and Japan in China John Prados; 5. The Panmunjom and Paris armistices: patterns of war termination Jeffrey Kimball; 6. Versailles and Vietnam: coming to terms with war Sabine Behrenbeck; Part II. International Relations and the Dynamics of Alliance Politics: 7. Who paid for America's war? Vietnam and the international monetary system, 1960–1975 Hubert Zimmerman; 8. America isolated: the western powers and the escalation of the war Fredrick Logevall; 9. Bamboo in the shadows: United States relations with Thailand during the Vietnam war Arne Kislenko; 10. The strategic concerns of a regional power: Australia's involvement in the Vietnam war Peter Edwards; 11. 'Peoples' warfare versus peaceful coexistence?' Vietnam and the Sino-Soviet struggle for ideological supremacy Eva-Maria Stolberg; Part III. Recasting Vietnam: Domestic Scenes and Discourses: 12. The center-left government in Italy and the escalation of the Vietnam war Leopoldo Nuti; 13. Auschwitz and Vietnam: West German protest against America's war during the 1960s Wilfried Mausbach; 14. The world peace council and the antiwar movement in east Germany Günter Wernicke; 15. All power to the imagination! Antiwar activism and emerging feminism in the late 1960s Barbara Tischler; 16. Vietnam: many wars? Lloyd C. Gardner; Index.

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