The Role of Herbert Hoover in the Formulation of the American Response to the Far Eastern Crisis of 1931-1932

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Show simple item record Kroon, Barbara Ann Youngman 2009-03-03T21:15:46Z 2009-03-03T21:15:46Z 1975-09
dc.identifier.other 1975 .K934
dc.description 123 leaves. Advisor: Frederick Adams en
dc.description.abstract The problem. The problem concerns the extent to which Herbert Hoover formulated the American response to the Far Eastern Crisis of 1931-1932, since most historians credit Secretary of State Henry L. Stimson for the major contributions and dismiss Hoover as too preoccupied with the domestic financial crisis to do more than agree to Stimson's actions. Procedure. The procedure has been to utilize primary sources available, such as the Stimson Diary, Foreign Relations of the United States, Documents on British Foreign Policy, materials at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and secondary accounts in determining Hoover's involvement, both in time spent and actions taken. Findings. It has been found that although the greater part of Hoover's time was spent on domestic problems, he was fully knowledgeable of events, he set the parameters of the American response, and contributed several suggestions, including the nonrecognition policy. Conclusions. Hoover was the final authority on policy. His main concerns were to retain order in the Orient for American business interests to prosper, to show moral outrage at Japanese aggression, and to avoid direct confrontation with Japan. Stimson executed these policies. Although war was avoided in 1932, the policies formulated in this period failed to stop Japanese aggression. en
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dc.publisher Drake University en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Drake University, School of Graduate Studies;1975
dc.subject Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 en
dc.subject China--Foreign relations--Japan en
dc.subject Japan--Foreign relations--China en
dc.subject United States--Foreign relations--1933-1932 en
dc.title The Role of Herbert Hoover in the Formulation of the American Response to the Far Eastern Crisis of 1931-1932 en
dc.type Thesis en

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