Totally four pages paper. Please answer two of the following, supporting your response with reference to the historical evidence.
1. What key developments account for the emergence of the US as a major Pacific power at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century?
2. Americas initial plans for a postwar order in East Asia did not work out. To what degree, and in what ways, did those plans nonetheless have a lasting impact on the region after 1945?
3. How, and how significantly, did US immigration policy shape its relations with East Asia prior to WWIl
4. What was the Open Door policy? To what degree did it define a special relationship between he US and China?
5. Despite its distance and its modest international posture in the mid-19t century, it was the US which forced open Japan both diplomatically and economically. Why and how did it do so?
6. What were the key elements of the Washington system? What were the forces primarily responsible for its unravelling?
7. Scholars have described US policy in East Asia as having been shaped by a treaty port constituency of merchants, missionaries, and diplomats. How and to what degree did each of these groups shape American policy toward Asia before 1898?
8. In 1931-2 and after 1937, US sympathies seem to have been with China, yet US willingness to tervene was nil. What forces constrained US actions in East Asia during the 1930s? What led to the relaxation of these constraints in the early 1940s?
9. How did American experience of East Asia between 1937 and 1945 shape American policy in the immediate postwar years?