The Hawaiian Army: A fictitious projection of the circumstances surrounding the secession of the Hawaiian islands and the subsequent establishment of the Hawaiian Peoples' Republic in the last quarter of the twentieth century.

Berger, John
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University of Hawaii at Manoa
Although the roots of the Hawaiian Revolution can be traced back to the infamous "Planters Revolution" pf 1893, it must be admitted that the relationship of the Revolution to the events of 1893 are of only secondary importance to an understanding of the Revolution. The events of 1893 made necessary the Revolution but did not in themselves insure that the Revolution would take place. Indeed, for most of the twentieth century it seemed quite unlikely that such a revolution would ever take place, for following the dissolution of the Homerule Party shortly after the first years of the century there were no real efforts made by the Hawaiian people to liberate themselves for over fifty years. During this period, political and economic power rested in the hands of the white oligarchy, and after the Democratic landslide of 1954, the Japanese, with the ethnic Hawaiians occupying a marginal existence within the lower levels of the social system of the Islands. Therefore, while the dispossestion of the Hawaiian people over the course of the last half of the nineteenth century can be viewed as providing a historical justification for the rise of the Hawaiian nationalism in the past decade, it cannot be said that the American occupation of the Islands led directly ot the events of the Revolution.
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