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Book/Printed Material ANZUS and the early Cold War : strategy and diplomacy between Australia, New Zealand and the United States, 1945-1956

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Title

  • ANZUS and the early Cold War : strategy and diplomacy between Australia, New Zealand and the United States, 1945-1956

Summary

  • The ANZUS Alliance was a defence arrangement between Australia, New Zealand and the United States that shaped international policy in the aftermath of the Second World War and the early stages of the Cold War. Forged by influential individuals and impacting on global events including the Japanese Peace Treaty, the Korean War and the Suez Crisis, the ANZUS Alliance was a crucial factor in the seismic changes that took place in the second half of the twentieth century. In this compact and accessible study, Andrew Kelly lays out the tensions that underpinned the formation of the Alliance, as each power sought to extract maximum influence and prestige. He examines how the ANZUS powers worked together (or failed to do so) when responding to massive global events including the rise of the Peoples Republic of China and the waning of the British Empire. Kelly comprehensively explores the reasons why Australia and New Zealand disagreed so regularly about mutual security issues, how US global leadership shaped ANZUS, and the British impact on the trilateral relationship, and outlines how these issues set the foundations for today's world order. ANZUS and the Early Cold War is essential reading for historians of Australian, New Zealand and American international relations in the twentieth century. Its concise format and readable style will also appeal to general readers interested in the history and foreign policies of these nations, and to anyone who wants to know more about the individual and geopolitical tensions that beset any major alliance.

Names

  • Kelly, Andrew, author.
  • Open Book Publishers, publisher.

Created / Published

  • Cambridge, UK : Open Book Publishers, [2018]

Contents

  • Acknowledgements -- List of Abbreviations -- Introduction: Disharmonious Allies -- Part One: Origins. 1. Defence Problems in the Pacific ; 2. Japan, ANZAM, and the Bomb ; 3. Movement Toward an Alliance ; 4. ANZUS Negotiations -- Part Two: ANZUS in Force. 5. Post-Treaty Issues ; 6. Crisis in Southeast Asia ; 7. A Horrible Dilemma in the Taiwan Straits ; 8. Suez -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- List of Illustrations -- Index.

Headings

  • -  ANZUS Council
  • -  Cold War
  • -  Security, International--Australia
  • -  Security, International--New Zealand
  • -  Security, International--United States
  • -  Australia--Defenses
  • -  New Zealand--Defenses
  • -  United States--Defenses

Notes

  • -  Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-195) and index.
  • -  Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (Open Book Publishers website; viewed on 2020-04-21)

Medium

  • 1 online resource (viii, 204 pages) : illustrations

Call Number/Physical Location

  • UA870

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2019452973

OCLC Number

  • 1055161842

Rights Advisory

Access Advisory

  • Unrestricted online access

Online Format

  • image
  • pdf

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Chicago citation style:

Kelly, Andrew, Author, and Publisher Open Book Publishers. ANZUS and the early Cold War: strategy and diplomacy between Australia, New Zealand and the United States, -1956. [Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2018] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2019452973/.

APA citation style:

Kelly, A. & Open Book Publishers, P. (2018) ANZUS and the early Cold War: strategy and diplomacy between Australia, New Zealand and the United States, -1956. [Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2019452973/.

MLA citation style:

Kelly, Andrew, Author, and Publisher Open Book Publishers. ANZUS and the early Cold War: strategy and diplomacy between Australia, New Zealand and the United States, -1956. [Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2018] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2019452973/>.