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Title: The Anglo-American Special Relationship and the Decolonisation of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland 1957-1963
Authors: Melland, Claire Paula
Supervisors: Johnstone, Andrew
Ball, Stuart
Award date: 9-Nov-2016
Presented at: University of Leicester
Abstract: The aim of this thesis is to use the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland to examine the way in which the Anglo-American special relationship functioned away from a crisis and on an issue over which the British were, uniquely the controlling power. Africa became a Cold War battleground in the sense that both the Americans and the Soviets wanted saw this vast area as a potential gain. For Britain the issue was how to appease both the white settler and African native populations, under the scrutiny of both new African nations and the UN while pushing forward with their decolonisation policy. This pressure, coupled with the desire to establish a new world role through helped to create a unique situation for Anglo-American relations as it gave the two nations an issue they could work together to solve, without a crisis to guide or influence them.
Type: Thesis
Level: Doctoral
Qualification: PhD
Rights: Copyright © the author. All rights reserved.
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