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1914–1939

Thomas Davies.

in NGOs

November 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History. 17797 words.

In contrast to conventional studies that interpret the interwar period in state-centric terms, this chapter reveals the wide variety of transnational relations that developed at that time....

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“A New Era in Our History”: The Longest Speakership Contest in American History and the First Republican National Victory, 1855–1856

Corey M. Brooks.

in Liberty Power

January 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History. 2062 words.

This section chronicles the long and contentious contest for speaker of the 34th House. The discussion here demonstrates the vital role that this 1855-56 election for Speaker of the House...

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‘A Policy of World Peace and World Economic Development’, 1930–1932

Gerard Keown.

in First of the Small Nations

March 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Political History. 13973 words.

As the 1930s began and the Great Depression took hold, the Irish had committed to running for election to the League Council. Success in the elections meant they took their seat as the...

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“A Shady Matter” (1958–1959)

William J. Rust.

in Eisenhower and Cambodia

May 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History. 7979 words.

This chapter discusses the anti-Sihanouk plots by Dap Chhuon, Sam Sary, and Son Ngoc Thanh as well as the supporting roles played by Thailand, South Vietnam, and the United States in those...

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“A Shrewd Move” (1953–1954)

William J. Rust.

in Eisenhower and Cambodia

May 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History. 7916 words.

The many years of suspicion and in some cases certainty that the king of Cambodia was a French puppet ended in 1953, when Sihanouk embarked on a “crusade” for complete Cambodian...

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“A Temporary ‘Third Party’”: Antislavery Whig Dissidents in the 1841 Speakership Contest

Corey M. Brooks.

in Liberty Power

January 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History. 1000 words.

This section shows how antislavery Whigs including John Quincy Adams, Seth Gates, Joshua Giddings, and William Slade bucked their party leadership and refused to support another slaveholder...

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Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, Tunku (8 Feb. 1903)

Edited by Dennis Kavanagh and Christopher Riches.

in A Dictionary of Political Biography

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political History. 403 words.

(b. Alor Setar, 8 Feb. 1903; d. Kuala Lumpur, 6 Dec. 1990)

Malaysian; Prime Minister of

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Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, Tunku (8 Feb. 1903)

Edited by Dennis Kavanagh and Christopher Riches.

in A Dictionary of Political Biography

P ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political History. 403 words.

A son of the Sultan of Kedah, the Tunku was educated at schools in Bangkok, Alor Setar, at the Penang

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Acheson, Dean Gooderham (11 Apr. 1893)

Edited by Dennis Kavanagh and Christopher Riches.

in A Dictionary of Political Biography

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political History. 539 words.

(b. Middleton, Connecticut, 11 Apr. 1893; d. Sandy Spring, Maryland, 12 Oct. 1971)

US; Secretary of

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Acheson, Dean Gooderham (11 Apr. 1893)

Edited by Dennis Kavanagh and Christopher Riches.

in A Dictionary of Political Biography

P ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political History. 539 words.

US; Secretary of State 1949–53 Acheson received a privileged education at Groton and Yale and, in 1918, graduated

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