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HOW THE FAR EAST WAS LOST Hardcover – January 1, 1971

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: INTERCONTEX PUBLISHERS (ENGLAND) LTD; 1st Intercotex edition edition (January 1, 1971)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0856220000
  • ISBN-13: 978-0856220005
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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By James E. Egolf VINE VOICE on September 7, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Anthony Kubek's book is a well researched, well documented book clearly explaining why the Chinese Communists were able to get power in 1949. This book gives the reader excellent background to the diplomatic background in the Orient from c. 1920 through World War II and thereafter. Readers are also introduced to the geography of Eastern Asia including Siberia which helps understand the diplomatic history of this area. Another useful asset of HOW THE FAR EAST WAS LOST is that Kubek gives a surprisingly good account of the background to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Kubek introduces readers to the diplomatic and economic situation regarding the Chinese, the Soviets, and the Japanese during the 1930s up to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Kubek explains that the Japanese were a bulwark against the Chinese Communist guerrillas and the Soviets. Japanese diplomats made repeated friendly overtures to the U.S. when FDR & co. complained about Japanese intrusions in China in the 1930s. The Japanese kept Soviet expansion under control while protecting their own interests in parts of China which the Japanese desparately needed for natural resources. This section of HOW THE FAR EAST WAS LOST is crucial to understanding the diplomatic problems in Eastern Asia. The Japanese population was approximately half of that of the U.S., and these people were living in an area approximately the size of California. Japanese natural recources were the equivalent of those of the state of Mississippi. Any threat to these vital recources in Mancuria and other Japanese controlled areas of China controlled by the Japanese was seen as a life-and-death struggle.
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THIS IS AN OUTSTANDING BOOK ,BECAUSE IT PROVIDED A DIFFERENT VIEW OF THE PACIFIC WAR.
SINCE THE EARLY TWENTIES JAPAN WAS A BULWARK AGAINST THE MARXIST DISEASE IN THE FAR EAST
THE JAPANESE LEADERS UNDERSTOOD MUCH BETTER THAN THE WEST THE BOLSHEVIK THREAT FROM THE
SOVIET UNION AND ITS INFILTRATION IN CHINA AND MONGOLIA ,AS A RESULT OF THAT ,THE JAPANESE OCCUPIED
MANCHURIA IN 1931 TO PREVENT IT TO FALL INTO THE RED ARMY.
THE ROOSEVELT ADMINISTRATION FROM THE VERY BEGINNING STARTED TO ANTAGONIZE JAPAN AND THAT FINALLY
LED TO WAR.
IN 1945 WHEN JAPAN SURRENDERED THE MAIN OBSTACLE TO STALIN WAS REMOVED IN THE FAR EAST
BUT IT WAS NOT ONLY JAPAN, ALSO NATIONALIST CHINA THE MAIN USA ALLY IN THE FAR EAST WAS ANTAGONIZED
BY A DELIBERATED CAMPAIGN OF LEFTWING ELEMENTS INSIDE THE ROOSEVELT AND TRUMAN ADMINISTRATION,
LIKE FOR EXAMPLE OWEN LATTIMORE OF THE INSTITUTE OF PACIFIC RELATIONS ,THAT ULTIMATELLY
CULMINATED WITH THE DOWNFALL OF THE KUOMITANT REGIME IN CHINA AND THE VICTORY OF THE REDS LED
BY MAO TSE TUNG, THE RESULT: A VICIOUS TYRANNY THAT LEFT THIRTY MILLIONS VICTIMS,THE DISASTROUS
GREAT LEAP FORWARD OF THE LATE FIFTIES THAT PRODUCED THE WORST FAMINE IN CHINESE HISTORY,THE MADNESS OF THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION(1966-1976),THE INVASION AND GENOCIDE OF THE TIBETAN PEOPLE,
THE KOREAN AND VIETNAM WARS, THE BLOODY CONFLICTS IN MALAYA , INDONESIA AND BURMA AND THE AGGRESION AGAINST INDIA.
ANOTHER BOOK ABOUT THE PACIFIC WAR THAT I LIKED IS THE EMPIRE OF THE RISING SUN BY JOHN TOLAND
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A warning unheard

Kubek, Anthony 1963 How The Far East Was Lost. American Policy and the Creation of Communist China, 1941-1949. Henry Regnery Publishing, Chicago Library of Congress Number 63-12892; ASIN B000OMMQ2O Page 378 "No hoax has been more complete and convincing than that which deluded the American people from coast to coast into the belief that the Chinese Communists were a mild edition of agrarian reformers." One notes with sorrow that a similar hoax even to the inclusion of some common authors, journalists and newspapers (including the New York Times, and Theodore White) would be perpetrated on the U.S. and the people of Cuba. This book should have been a warning, to us in Cuba in the 1950s and yet it went essentially unheard.
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