Accession Number:

ADA588585

Title:

Resistance Begins with the First Foreign Footstep: China and Nicaragua

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

In a constrained fiscal environment, a shift toward offshore balancing as grand strategy may require exercising military, diplomatic, economic, and political measures similar to those that historically contributed to rising anti-foreign sentiment among the populace subject to the consequences of those measures. The risk of such a strategy and the accompanying means for its success may manifest themselves only when the offshore military forces actually come onshore. The need for forward basing in partnered nations may subject the military to resistance in those partnered nations whose governments do not enjoy popular domestic support or political legitimacy. This paper examines the circumstances breeding resistance to unwelcomed foreign influence in 1900s China and early twentiethcentury Nicaragua and the subsequent use of military intervention by foreign nations the multi-nation coalition in China and the United States in Nicaragua as an instrument of foreign policy and protection of economic and political interests.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE