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FDR, lend-lease and China : a case study of presidential and bureaucratic statecraft in World War II

Burt, Sally


This thesis examines Franklin D. Roosevelt's conduct of foreign relations with China during World War II. It explores FDR's leadership style, specifically his preference for centralising power into his hands, his sensitivity to public opinion and his desire to avoid confrontations with other leaders. These leadership traits can be seen clearly in wartime Sino-US relations. By analysing FDR's policies, his use of personal representatives, his summit diplomacy, and the interactions between...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d611fecc77bb
Access Rights: Open Access


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