Dependent Areas in the Post-War World

Dependent Areas in the Post-War World

Dependent Areas in the Post-War World

Dependent Areas in the Post-War World

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In January 1941 the World Peace Foundation launched a new series of publications under the general title America Looks Ahead. The primary aim of the series is to provide the American people with expert but condensed comment on some of the more important international issues which they are called upon to face as the result of current wars in Europe and Asia.

The present study, Dependent Areas in the Post-War World, is the fourth of the series, earlier numbers of which have analyzed United States relations with Australia, Canada and Latin American countries. At the present time when practically every aspect of American life is being affected by the nation's increasing effort to prevent the triumph of aggression, it seems appropriate for thoughtful men to explore the possibilities for a better-ordered world of tomorrow. Professor Arthur N. Holcombe, Chairman of the Government Department at Harvard University, who has visited many of the dependent areas, accepted the invitation of the Trustees of the World Peace Foundation to re-analyze the problem of dependent areas in world politics. In this ably-written booklet Professor Holcombe examines alternative methods of governing dependent areas and concludes that "the American way of life will be safer for Americans and the world safer for mankind when there is a better provision for the subordination of national to international interests." He argues that when the nations next elaborate a system of collective security, the experience of the mandate system of the League of Nations and the basic ideas of the Havana Convention of 1940 should point the way to a more satisfactory government of dependent areas.

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