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By Michael J. Turner

This booklet examines BritainOs position and impact in a pivotal decade. The postwar overseas order was once nonetheless taking form within the Nineteen Fifties. a lot was once unsettled, and in those situations Britain may possibly realistically anticipate to stay, and be handled as, one of many 'Big 3' international powers in addition to the USA and Soviet Union. a few alterations have been required in British priorities and techniques, in view of fixing pressures and wishes at domestic and in another country, however the carrying on with wish was once to make BritainOs place 'tenable' in these components of the area that have been of targeted value to British status, strength, procedure, prosperity, and defense. This booklet elucidates the explanations at the back of key judgements, discusses their far-reaching outcomes, explains why a few concepts have been taken and others rejected, and areas British policy-making within the applicable overseas context. Designed essentially for undergraduate and starting postgraduate scholars, the publication deals an up to date, unmarried quantity therapy of significant topics in British and overseas background; historiographical synthesis and remark; certain narrative; available, easy-to-follow research; and a transparent, evidence-based perspective about the survival of British strength in hard times.

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