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Earning the Rockies: how geography shapes America's role in the world

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subject_facetCity and town life -- United States
Imperialism -- History
Kaplan, Robert D., -- 1952- -- Travel -- United States
Landscapes -- Social aspects -- United States
National characteristics, American
United States -- Description and travel
United States -- Foreign relations -- Philosophy
United States -- Geography
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
United States -- Territorial expansion
title_displayEarning the Rockies : how geography shapes America's role in the world
title_fullEarning the Rockies : how geography shapes America's role in the world / Robert D. Kaplan
Earning the Rockies How Geography Shapes America's Role in the World
title_shortEarning the Rockies
title_subhow geography shapes America's role in the world
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Foreign relations
Geography
History
Imperialism
Kaplan, Robert D
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National characteristics, American
Nonfiction
Philosophy
Politics
Social aspects
Social conditions
Territorial expansion
Travel