Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952-1954: Guatemala

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This volume is part of a sub-series of volumes of the Foreign Relations series that documents the foreign policy of the administration of Dwight D. Eisenhower. It is a supplement to the 1983 publication of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952–1954, Volume IV, American Republics. Volume IV covered both multilateral relations as well as bilateral relations for 20 American Republics, including Guatemala. This volume fills in many details about the role of the United States in Guatemala in the early 1950s. The CIA operation in Guatemala is an important instance of the use of covert action to implement U.S. foreign policy, and this volume provides a detailed account of that action.

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High school students and above can use this volume for researching America's relationship with Guatemala, the Cold War, and the ousting of Guatemala's President Jacob Arbenz Guzman in 1954. High school, academic, and public libraries should have a copy of this primary source volume in their Cold War resource collections. Additionally, political scientists, international relations and foreign policy scholars, and historians may be interested in this volume.


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