American Foreign Policy Between 1900 and 1945


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American Foreign Policy
Between 1900 and 1945:
An Analysis
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     American foreign policy between 1900 and 1945 was based upon protecting American political and economic interests in various regions of the world and reflected the transition of 
the United States from an isolationist nation into a global superpower.  America’s acquisition of the Philippines at the turn of the 20th century because of the Spanish-American War had an important impact on relations between Japan and the United States because this direct American presence in the Far East generated concerns in Japan that the United States was intent upon expanding its power and influence in the region at the expense of...
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.....omacy was not effective, distrust intensified, tensions escalated, and Japan began to prepare for war with the United States, which began with the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. 
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