Eastern Europe and the United States

Eastern Europe and the United States

Eastern Europe and the United States

Eastern Europe and the United States

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The America Looks Ahead series made its initial appearance in January 1941 with the purpose of providing the American public with brief studies of vital issues, closely related to the position of the United States in a world at war and the problems of the post-war world. The first study dealt with our relations with Australia, the second with Canada, the third with Economic Defense of Latin America, the fourth with Dependent Areas in the Post-War World, the fifth with a review of our policy toward Argentina, and the sixth with an analysis of the development of the Netherlands East Indies and the importance of its future status to the United States. The current number in this series, Eastern Europe and the United States byJosef Hanc , lecturer in International Law and Organization, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, fulfils the widespread desire for information in compact form on the relationship of America to the peoples of this part of Europe.

The author sets forth against the historical background and the events of the past twenty years the place of Eastern Europe in the plans for political and economic reconstruction after the war. The peace-requirements for 110 million people, after liberation from Nazi rule, are examined not only in relation to the European continent, but to the world as a whole. Significant considerations in a positive policy of the United States toward Eastern Europe should be the embodiment in practice of the principles of the Four Freedoms and the rebuilding of that area on such foundations that the threat of war is . . .

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