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Democracy With a Gun America and the Policy of Force by Fumio Matsuo

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Published by Stone Bridge Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • POLITICS & GOVERNMENT,
  • History,
  • History - U.S,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • History: American,
  • USA,
  • General,
  • International Relations - General,
  • Political Freedom & Security - International Secur,
  • United States - General,
  • History / United States / 20th Century,
  • United States - 20th Century,
  • Democracy,
  • Foreign relations,
  • Politics and government,
  • United States

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsDavid Reese (Translator)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages295
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12337768M
ISBN 101933330465
ISBN 109781933330464
OCLC/WorldCa154704463

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