Forced draft urbanization

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Forced draft urbanization (sometimes called "Forced draft modernization") was a policy elaborated by Samuel P. Huntington in a 1968 article "The Bases of Accommodation" published in the journal Foreign Affairs,[1] which described a strategy of carpet-bombing and defoliating the rural lands and jungles of Vietnam, so that peasants there would be unable to support themselves and would be forced to move into the city, thus weakening the support base of the Viet Cong.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Huntington, Samuel P. (July 1968). "The Bases of Accommodation". Foreign Affairs. 46 (4): 642–656. doi:10.2307/20039333. JSTOR 20039333.
  2. ^ Lazare, Daniel (May 27, 2004). "Diversity and Its Discontents". The Nation. Retrieved 25 December 2009.
  3. ^ "A Frustrating Task: Noam Chomsky debates with Samuel Huntington". New York Review of Books (online copy at February 26, 1970. Archived from the original on 13 July 2013. Retrieved 25 December 2009.