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Cold War Britain, 1945-1964

New Perspectives


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Publisher
ISBN
9781403901217,
140390121X,
Language
English
Category
Subject Cold War.
Cold War.
HISTORY. -- bisacsh
Koude Oorlog. -- gtt

Description

Scholarly debate on the Cold War has, up until now, been mainly dominated by the examination of Soviet-American confrontation, with the role of other states seen as largely peripheral or principally as extensions of policies of the super powers whom they orbited. This book aims to deepen our understanding of Britain's role by both revisiting commonly accepted central issues and revealing under-explored topics and themes during the early Cold War years. Additionally, it examines Britain's response in a wide context: against the backdrop of nineteenth and early-twentieth century Anglo-Russian antagonism, the domestic political and economic scene, and the UK's particular position in the world after the end of the Second World War.