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Mapping the end of empire : American and British strategic visions in the postwar world, Aiyaz Husain

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Mapping the end of empire : American and British strategic visions in the postwar world
Title
Mapping the end of empire
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American and British strategic visions in the postwar world
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Aiyaz Husain
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Language
eng
Summary
By the end of World War II, strategists in Washington and London looked ahead to a new era in which the United States shouldered global responsibilities and Britain concentrated its regional interests more narrowly. The two powers also viewed the Muslim world through very different lenses. Mapping the End of Empire reveals how Anglo<U+0127> �American perceptions of geography shaped postcolonial futures from the Middle East to South Asia. Aiyaz Husain shows that American and British postwar strategy drew on popular notions of geography as well as academic and military knowledge. Once codified in maps and memoranda, these perspectives became foundations of foreign policy. In South Asia, American officials envisioned an independent Pakistan blocking Soviet influence, an objective that outweighed other considerations in the contested Kashmir region. Shoring up Pakistan meshed perfectly with British hopes for a quiescent Indian subcontinent once partition became inevitable. But serious differences with Britain arose over America's support for the new state of Israel. Viewing the Mediterranean as a European lake of sorts, U.S. officials<U+0127> �even in parts of the State Department<U+0127> �linked Palestine with Europe, deeming it a perfectly logical destination for Jewish refugees. But British strategists feared that the installation of a Jewish state in Palestine could incite Muslim ire from one corner of the Islamic world to the other. As Husain makes clear, these perspectives also influenced the Dumbarton Oaks Conference and blueprints for the UN Security Council and shaped French and Dutch colonial fortunes in the Levant and the East Indies.--
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1977-
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Husain, Aiyaz
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Decolonization
  • Decolonization
  • Geographical perception
  • Geographical perception
  • Palestine
  • Jammu and Kashmir (India)
  • Great Britain
  • United States
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Mapping the end of empire : American and British strategic visions in the postwar world, Aiyaz Husain
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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rdacontent.
Contents
All of Palestine -- Remapping Zion -- The contested valley -- Keystone of the strategic arch -- Imperial residues -- Two visions of the postwar world -- Maps, ideas, and geopolitics -- Joining the community of nations -- From imagined to real borders
Control code
FIEb17554767
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
364 pages
Isbn
9780674728882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)861478425
Label
Mapping the end of empire : American and British strategic visions in the postwar world, Aiyaz Husain
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
All of Palestine -- Remapping Zion -- The contested valley -- Keystone of the strategic arch -- Imperial residues -- Two visions of the postwar world -- Maps, ideas, and geopolitics -- Joining the community of nations -- From imagined to real borders
Control code
FIEb17554767
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
364 pages
Isbn
9780674728882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)861478425

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