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Crisis and commitment : United States policy toward Taiwan, 1950-1955

Author: Robert Accinelli
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Robert Accinelli examines in comprehensive detail the making of the American military and political commitment to Taiwan during the first half of the 1950s. Starting with President Truman's declaration in January 1950 that the United States would not militarily assist Taiwan's Nationalist Chinese government, he shows why the United States subsequently reversed this position and ultimately chose to embrace Taiwan as
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Accinelli, Robert.
Crisis and commitment.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)604165140
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Accinelli
ISBN: 0807822590 9780807822593
OCLC Number: 32626540
Description: xvi, 358 pages : map ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The Taiwan Conundrum --
2. Intervention in the Taiwan Strait --
3. A New Crisis, a New Commitment --
4. Defining the Commitment at Home and Abroad --
5. Drawing Closer Together --
6. In the Footsteps of the Old --
7. In the Shadow of Geneva and Indochina --
8. A Horrible Dilemma --
9. A Worsening Crisis --
10. Stalemate in the Strait --
11. An Uneasy Relationship --
Conclusion: A Guarded Commitment.
Responsibility: Robert Accinelli.
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