Strait Talk: United States Containment of Communism in the Taiwan Strait

Leary, Elizabeth (2016) Strait Talk: United States Containment of Communism in the Taiwan Strait. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Susan Allen from Political Science, University of Mississippi.


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Since the conclusion of the Chinese Civil War, the Republic of China (ROC) and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) have maintained a complex relationship in which the PRC claims that the ROC is a PRC province, even though the ROC has its own two-party democratic system. The political separation of the ROC and the PRC is an exigent concern for the PRC, one that the PRC has threatened using military force to resolve. This thesis examines the military and political aspects of US involvement in the Asia Pacific during the Cold War, and how the United States used its security relationship with the ROC to establish a hegemonic presence and deter PRC aggressions against the ROC.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Leary, Elizabeth
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in International Studies and Chinese
Thesis Advisor: Susan Allen
Thesis Advisor's Department: Political Science
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Depositing User: Elizabeth Leary
Date Deposited: 13 May 2016 13:58
Last Modified: 13 May 2016 13:58

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