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  • Sold Date: Oct 07, 2007
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This is a collection of the Foreign Policy Bulletin, from 1941 (pre-war) until 1944. T are 22 total issues. The FPB was published by the Foreign Policy Association, and they interpreted international events of the day. Fascinating and rarely seen independent political viewpoint, both before the US entered the war and one issue into 1944. Issues and main topics are (each is 4 pages long):February 21, 1941 . Germany Tightens Grips on Balkans; Trends in Latin American; Mr. Hoover's Food Plan (plan to feed Belgians...had you ever heard of that???); Episode in the War of Nerves (Japan landing troops in Saigon, Tokyo offering to mediate "all wars"; Japanese "coordinating" with German moves in Europe). Things I never heard of! March 14, 1941 . Will Democracy or Nazism Shape Post-War Order? Nazis press Drang Nach Osten; British watch Syria; Gen. McCoy Leaves for Latin America; Report on giving FDR free hand to aid Britain March 21, 1941 . Matsuoka Goes to Berlin (Japan sending Foreign Minister to Berlin..what could be going on???); The Indo-China Settlement (amazingly, comments on Saigon and Cam Ranh Bay...something that would come up again 20 years later!); US Mexico Collaborate; Panama Permits Bases; Mobilizing the resources of the USA. January 30, 1942 . Rio Conference Achieves Limited American Unity. Japan's two pronged drive threatens Burma, Australia; Pear Harbor repercussions. May 8, 1942 . Attack on Madagascar Hampers Axis Plans; Should RAF Raid Historic Cities (talking about Argument is that Germans made no effort to spare London Landmarks); Conada's Conscription Vote Reveals Internal Strains; Canadian Price Control; US Military Strategy can be noted by construction of planes, engines and parts. Paying for the war May 22, 1942 . Axis strains Resources for Victory in 1942. Critical Shipping Situation forces US Rationing. Ship Construction vs. Losses; Gasoline and Suga; Free French. May 29, 1942 . Mexico moves towards war; Canada seeks to avoid new conscription Crisis; Allies face severe test on all fronts; Italy's demand for Tunisia. June 5, 1942 . US Takes Initiative in Post War Planning; Castillo's Repressive Policies Bolster Argentine Neutrality. Argentina's gag rule extended; Gaps in Hemisp alignment; Libyan Reverses Lessen Axis Influence in France; December 25, 1942 . Grave Political Decisions Confront Allies in Europe (mostly Yugoslavia issues); Is Chile nearing a break wtih the Axis; OPA issues January 1, 19 43. Moderates in India still seek to end deadlock; What kind of Government for Post WAR Europe (reivew of info in the Basic Field Manual of Military Government); Relations between US and Finland February 19, 1943 . Allied Political Unity Lags behind Military collaboration; Fair Labor Conditions in Latin America Required for War Effort. Lend Lease as a Lever. February 26, 1943 . Struggle for National Security Threatens Allied Harmony; Madam Chiang Arouses New Concern over aid to China; Importance of the Burma road March 12, 1943 . China Most Likely Front if Japan Plans major Offensive; Vast rehabilitation Tasks will confront United Nations; Why we play ball with Franco March 26, 1943 . Public Opinion Ready for Adoption of Post War Principles; Can Depression after the War be avoided; Ball resolution and participation in league of nations. This is the only issue with real damage. Has a 1.5" chunk missing front front page. April 2, 1943 . Eden helps clarify principles of British foreign policy. Economic Security basic in post war reconstruction; France in postwar plans April 9, 1943 . Soviet Japanese Peace aids United Nations. Should the USSR fight Japan; Renewal of Trade agreements first post war requirement; Feeding liberated populations and intentions of the USSR April 30, 1943 . Soviet Polish Break compels Allies to Clarify War Aims. Civil Strife Serves Nazis; Mexico's economy changing greatly under war conditions; Victories in tunisia increase need for french unity; DeGaulle May 7, 1943 . Allies gain by frank discussion of joint problems; Dissolution of commonwealth not anticiipated by domi...