Boycotts and Embargoes

Archive Report

The United States and Enforcement of Peace in China

The Military Activity of Japan in Manchuria and at Shanghai and the efforts of the powers to bring hostilities to a halt have focused attention on the world's peace machinery and the means available to enforce existing treaties and covenants. While it never seemed likely that the League of Nations would attempt to apply against Japan the economic sanctions contemplated by Article 16 of the Covenant, there has been advocacy in the United States of a boycott against Japanese goods and of an embargo against the export of arms and ammunition to the Orient. Such proposals have not elicited the support of the administration. Secretary of State Stimson has latterly assumed a leading role in the ...

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