Poland, The United States, And The Stabilization Of Europe, 1919-1933

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byNeal Pease

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In the eyes of the world, no European country appeared more vulnerable to its enemies or less likely to establish peace with them than inter-war Poland. This is the first full-length study of relations between Poland and the U.S. following World War I, as Poland turned to America to buttressits precarious position. Pease lucidly examines how Polish leaders of the 1920s, discerning America's essential aim of fostering stability in Europe, sought to enlist U.S. political and financial support on behalf of their beleaguered state. Drawing on exhaustive archival research, Pease unravelsthe fascinating ties between these unlikely diplomatic partners. He reveals how Poland not only had to fight an uphill battle against inter-war America's isolationism, but also had to counter America's reluctance to underwrite a nation surrounded by two strong and hostile neighbors, Germany and theSoviet Union. Poland's plea for political and financial backing was ultimately denied by both the White House and Wall Street with dire consequences for Poland's future and Europe's fragile peace. Authoritative and original, this book is valuable contribution to our understanding of America andEurope during the interwar years.

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Tracing Poland's predicament during the inter-war years, this book not only illustrates how the Polish initiative to fortify its political and economic foundations affected the larger structure of international finance and politics of the era; it also lays bare the limitations of the American 'dollar diplomacy' instigated in the Coolid...

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In the eyes of the world, no European country appeared more vulnerable to its enemies or less likely to establish peace with them than inter-war Poland. This is the first full-length study of relations between Poland and the U.S. following World War I, as Poland turned to America to buttressits precarious position. Pease lucidly exam...

Neal Pease is at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:246 pages, 9.57 × 6.3 × 0.98 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Tracing Poland's predicament during the inter-war years, this book not only illustrates how the Polish initiative to fortify its political and economic foundations affected the larger structure of international finance and politics of the era; it also lays bare the limitations of the American 'dollar diplomacy' instigated in the Coolidge and Hoover years.

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"An original and valuable history that contributes greatly to the understanding of America and Europe during the interwar years. This is a fine piece of scholarship."--Springfield Newspapers