Background to the Anzus Pact: Policy-Makers, Strategy and Diplomacy, 1945-55

Background to the Anzus Pact: Policy-Makers, Strategy and Diplomacy, 1945-55

by W. McIntyre


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This book contains a detailed analysis of American, British, Australian and New Zealand strategic planning during the early years of the Cold War, including their plans for fighting World War III in the Middle East, and the diplomatic negotiations leading up to the security treaty signed by Australia, New Zealand and the United States in 1951. It considers the problems raised by Britain's exclusion from Anzus and the subsequent creation of Seato and the British Commonwealth Far East Strategic Reserve in Malaya.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333628058
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 12/07/1994
Series: Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series , #13937
Edition description: 1995
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

PART 1: PROLOGUE - Introduction: Great Powers, Small Pacific Allies and the Cold War - US Post-war Bases in the Pacific - PART 2: STRATEGY - American Post-war Global Strategic Planning - British Post-war Global Strategic Planning - World War III in the Middle East - Australian Post-war Strategic Planning - New Zealand Post-war Strategic Planning - The ANZAM Arrangements - PART 3: DIPLOMACY - Collective Security and the Peace Treaties - A Pacific Pact? - Impact of the Korean Outbreak - Dulles and an American Guarantee - The Canberra Talks, February 1951 - Signing the Treaties - PART 4: AFTERMATH - The ANZUS Council and the British - Collective Security in Southeast Asia - Conclusion: Transfer of Power in the Pacific - Appendix: The Anzus Text - Abbreviations used in Endnotes, Location of Sources, and Endnotes - Index

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