By Steven Hugh Lee
Following international conflict II the U.S., decided to avoid an extension of the impression of the Soviet Union and Communist China, took the lead in organizing the defence of Western pursuits in Asia. Steven Lee explores the international coverage targets of the USA, Canada, and, nice Britain and examines the position that fiscal and army reduction performed of their makes an attempt to set up pro-Western, anti-communist governments at the outer edge of communist East Asia. Drawing on a variety of lately declassified records, Lee outlines the neighborhood and foreign context of yank diplomatic historical past in Korea and Vietnam and analyses the connection among containment, the bi-polar foreign process, and eu and American innovations of empire before everything of the period of decolonization. He argues that even if coverage makers in Canada and the uk followed a extra protective containment coverage in the direction of Communist China than the U.S. did, they often supported American makes an attempt to advertise pro-Western elites in Korea and Vietnam. this is often a major booklet for someone drawn to American overseas coverage, Anglo-American family, Asia, and the overseas procedure and Canadian overseas coverage.