Dominoes and Bandwagons: Strategic Beliefs and Great Power Competition in the Eurasian Rimland / Edition 1

Dominoes and Bandwagons: Strategic Beliefs and Great Power Competition in the Eurasian Rimland / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0195062469
ISBN-13:
9780195062465
Pub. Date:
05/28/1991
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA

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Dominoes and Bandwagons: Strategic Beliefs and Great Power Competition in the Eurasian Rimland / Edition 1

Fearing the loss of Korea and Vietnam would touch off a chain reaction of other countries turning communist, the United States fought two major wars in the hinterlands of Asia. What accounts for such exaggerated alarm, and what were its consequences? Is a fear of the domino effect permanently rooted in the American strategic psyche, or has the United States now adopted a less alarmist approach? The essays in this book address these questions by examining domino thinking in United States and Soviet Cold War strategy, and in earlier historic settings. Combining theory and history in analyzing issues relevant to current public policy, Dominoes and Bandwagons examines the extent to which domino fears were a rational response, a psychological reaction, or a tactic in domestic politics.

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ISBN-13: 9780195062465
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 05/28/1991
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.03(d)
Lexile: 1640L (what's this?)

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