ARMENIA - VISION OF A REPUBLIC: The Independence Lobby in America 1918-1927
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ARMENIA - VISION OF A REPUBLIC: The Independence Lobby in America 1918-1927

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By Gregory Aftandilian

After the devastation of the Armenian Genocide in the First World War, a group of influential Americans set up a lobby for the creation of an independent Armenian Republic. Known as the American Committee for the independence of Armenia, it was led by Vahan Cardashian, a tenacious American-Armenian lawyer. This book takes a look at the ultimately unsuccessful nine year struggle of the ACIA, while taking into account the territorial and economic interests of the world’s superpowers.

Charles River Books (1981)