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DHP H201: The Foreign Relations of the United States Since 1917

Course Description

The history of U.S. foreign relations from the First World War to the present day. Woodrow Wilson and the Versailles Treaty. American responses to the Bolshevik Revolution, European fascism, and Japanese imperialism. The presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Neutrality Laws, and U.S. involvement in the Second World War and major wartime conferences. The postwar "revolution" in American foreign policy—the Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, and NATO. The conduct of the Cold War and the management of crises in the Caribbean and other regions. The Vietnam conflict, Nixon-Kissinger "Detente," the Carter Doctrine, the Gulf War and "New World Order," 9/11 and the Global War on Terror, the Arab Spring, worldwide financial instability, and the question of America's future global engagement.
Not offered AY 2017-2018, 2018-2019.