The Global West: Other Wests and Indian Wars, 1919–1945

  • Carroll P. KakelIII


This chapter looks at how the earlier North American precedent—especially its brutal treatment of Indian peoples—served as inspiration, legitimation, and model for two mid-twentieth-century imperial-colonial projects. Specifically, it sketches the historical experiences of the Japanese Wartime Empire, 1931–1945 and the Nazi-German East European Empire, 1939–1945—noting how contemporaries viewed each of these similar imperial-colonial projects through the lens of the Anglo-American settler-colonial supplanting project. In both of the cases surveyed, it also discusses the inspiration provided by an American-like national myth of God-given destiny and the usage and significance of the Anglo-American colonial trope of Indian wars.


Japanese Wartime Empire Nazi-German East European Empire Indian wars 

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  • Carroll P. KakelIII
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  1. 1.Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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