Why Wars Come; Or, Forms Of Government And Foreign Policies In Relation To The Causes Of Wars

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byAlbert Parker Niblack

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1922 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER m FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC POLICIES What Is Policy? IF YOU ask the most intelligent man or woman of your acquaintance to enumerate, off-hand, some of the national or foreign policies of their own country you will probably get a rather halting and lame reply, and yet nearly every country has many national policies and several very definite ones which may involve them at any time in war if the policies are too brusquely flouted. By policy we mean an attitude or an avowed course of action which constantly influences or determines our relations with other countries. For instance, the "Monroe Doctrine" is a definite policy which America is ready to go to war about, and which is, therefore, effective. But there are many other forms or phases of policy which any country may have which are less definite, but just as real, such as holding to a political ideal (such as religious toleration); or as isolation (no entangling alliances); or as exclusion (such as exclusion of Asiatics); or rivalry (such as between England and Prussia); or selfishness; or pride; or ambition; or as racial or religious antipathy or fear; or suspicion; or misrepresentation in the daily papers (propaganda); or race hatred, always in danger of degenerating into secret intrigue, secret alliances, and secret preparation for war, or into war itself, a people's war, sweeping rulers and cabinets over the brink, as. in the Balkan Wars of 1912-1913. While policy itself may be only an attitude, your neighbors or geography may provide you with one, as in the case of Switzerland, where a defensive policy compells her to maintain a national army and girdle her borders with forts. Climate induced Russia to seek ice-free outlets to the sea and brought her in conflict in turn with Japan, Turkey, and then...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1922 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER m FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC POLICIES What Is Policy? IF YOU ask the most intelligent man or woman of your acquaintance to enu...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217906729

ISBN - 13:9780217906722

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