The Navy behind “Big Stick” Diplomacy in 1932

William Reynolds Braisted

in Diplomats in Blue

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780813032887
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038223 | DOI:
The Navy behind “Big Stick” Diplomacy in 1932

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This chapter examines the U.S. Navy's big stick diplomacy in 1932. It explains that before the outbreak of the Manchurian and Shanghai incidents, the American military and naval leaders were already planning Grand Joint Exercises whose timing happened to coincide exactly with the Shanghai Incident. It discusses the impact of these exercises on the resolution of the Japanese-Chinese conflict.

Keywords: U.S. Navy; big stick diplomacy; Manchurian Incident; Shanghai Incident; naval exercises; Japanese-Chinese conflict

Chapter.  8737 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Military History

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