Neutrality vs. Sanctions

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Roosevelt and the Chino-Japanese War

Recent events have thrown into sharp focus a conflict over American foreign policy that has engaged public attention almost continuously since the summer of 1935. In neutrality legislation enacted at that time, and subsequently renewed and expanded, the views of adherents of a so-called mandatory policy prevailed over those of administration and other proponents of a discretionary policy permitting outright cooperation with other nations in attempts to restrain an aggressor. Notwithstanding the fact that Congress provided by law for mandatory application ...

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