Syllabus on International Relations

By Parker Thomas Moon; Institute of International Education (New York, N.Y.) | Go to book overview
3. Economic.
a. Vigorous economic development of American dependencies.
b. The closed door--tariff assimilation or preference.
c. Policy of asserting right to veto foreign concessions in Caribbean region.
d. Predominance of American private business interests in commerce and production of American dependencies.
4. Cultural and humanitarian.
a. Strong belief in American cultural and racial superiority.
b. Hence, remarkably vigorous development of education, with aim of Americanizing natives; contrast with French adaptability.
c. Exceptional efficiency in police, sanitation, and material progress.

XVI. IMPERIALISM AS A CAUSE OF WAR
References:--(Moon, ch. xviii). * K. Page, War, Its Causes, Consequences and Cure, ch. i. * W. Lippmann, Stakes of Diplomacy, 71-128. F. C. Howe, Why War. J. Bakeless, Economic Causes of Modern War, chs. ii-iv. J. M. Clark, Hamilton, and Moulton, Readings in the Economics of War, 22-57. Krehbiel, pt. 1, ch. ii. O. T. Crosby, International War: Its Cause and Its Cure, chs. 32-36, 40, 41. B. Russell, Why Men Fight. G. L. Dickinson, Causes of International War. E. D. Morel, Africa and the Peace of Europe. F. Delaisi, Oil, Its Influence on Politics. A. Fabrie- Luce , La Victoire (Les Documents bleus, No. 11). P. Perreau-Pradier and M. Besson, L'Effort colonial des Alliés.
A. REVIEW OF WARS DIRECTLY CAUSED BY IMPERIALISM SINCE 1870.

B. IMPORTANCE OF IMPERIALISM AS A CAUSE OF WAR IN GENERAL.

C. IMPORTANCE OF IMPERIALISM AS A CAUSE OF THE GREAT WAR IN PARTICULAR.
1. Rivalry between German imperialism in the Near East and Entente aims, as background of Serajevo incident.
2. Alinement of powers in crisis of 1914 largely influenced by agreements such as Anglo-Russian agreement of 1907 regarding Persia, Anglo- French agreement of 1904 regarding Morocco and Egypt, Anglo- Japanese alliance for protection of Asiatic possessions, Austro- German solidarity in attempt to dominate Near East.
3. Earlier imperialist quarrels, such as Morocco crises, as important factors in aggravating enmities and stimulating militarism, hence as indirect causes of Great War.
4. Importance of imperialist causes of war, shown by war aims of Germans and by secret treaties among Allies during war (see Part 6, II-F).

D. IMPERIALISM AS A POTENTIAL CAUSE OF FUTURE WARS.

XVII. EFFECTS OF IMPERIALISM ON NON-EUROPEAN
PEOPLES

References:--(Moon, ch. xix). * Woolf, Empire and Commerce, 337-68. J. A. Hobson, Imperialism, 235-304. # Bowman, 532-9, 547-51. Morel,

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