Surrendering to Symbols

Surrendering to Symbols

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This book traces US policy towards Indonesia in the vital years 1961-1965, a period which defined the cold war power balance in Southeast Asia. Set against a bleak background of an Indonesia spiralling out of Western influence and into a war with the Netherlands, John F. Kennedy and his staff sought to keep Indonesia friendly by all means available to them. The loss of Indonesia to communist Chinese or Soviet influence, would be qthe greates loss since the fall of Chinaq, the US administration worried. This book tells the of how the US sought to turn policy in Indonesia westwards , and how they in the end ended up with winning qthe other war in Southeast Asiaq. A sober an academic account, this book is a thorough introduction to this crucial turning point in pacific cold war history.Stig Aga Aandstad ... Since independence, the US oil companies had been doing business based on a€œlet alonea€agreements, agreements which postponed the impending threat of nationalization while requiring the oil companies to adjust by including more local employees and training local expertise, as well as a fiftyfifty anbsp;...

Title:Surrendering to Symbols
Author:Stig Aga Aandstad
Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc - 2013-03-12


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