Creating An American Lake: United States Imperialism and Strategic Security in the Pacific Basin, 1945-1947

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INTRODUCTION
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Enclosure Draft of ‘‘Memorandum For The Secretary Of War And The Secretary Of The Navy,’’ part of ‘‘Type Of Goverment To Be Established On Various Pacific Islands,’’ Joint Chiefs of Staff (hereafter cited as JCS) 1524/2, November 15, 1945, file 8–21–45 sec. 1, JCS Geographic File, 1945–1945, Combined and Joint Chiefs of Staff (hereafter cited as CCS) 014 Pacific Ocean Area, Records of the Combined and Joint Chiefs of Staff, Record Group (hereafter cited as RG) 218, National Archives, Washington, D.C. (hereafter cited as NA).

CHAPTER 1
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For the US outlook on the Pacific Basin in 1945, see Enclosure Draft of ‘‘Memorandum For The Secretary Of War And The Secretary Of The Navy,’’ part of ‘‘Type Of Goverment To Be Established On Various Pacific Islands,’’ JCS 1524/2, November 15, 1945, file 8–21–45 sec. 1, JCS Geographic Files, 1942–1945, CCS 014 Pacific Ocean Area, RG 218, NA. Apparently, the term ‘‘American lake’’ was first enunciated in 1870 by Navy Commodore Robert Shufeldt in reference to his idea of the United States acquiring strategic control over the Gulf of Mexico by building a canal in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. The term was employed again by General of the Army Douglas MacArthur in late 1945, as well as by at least one scholar of US–east Asian relations at the same time. See Frederick Drake, The Empire of the Seas: A Biography of Rear Admiral Robert Shufeldt, USN (Honolulu, Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press, 1984), 143 for the Shufeldt statement; John Dower, ‘‘Occupied Japan and the American Lake, 1945–1950,’’ in Edward Friedman and Mark Selden, eds., America’s Asia: Dissenting Essays on Asian-American Relations (New York: Vintage Books, 1971), 146–206 for MacArthur’s enunciation; and Eleanor Lattimore, ‘‘Pacific Ocean or American Lake?’’ Far Eastern Survey 14 (November 7, 1945): 313–316 for a scholarly interpretation of the term.

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