Global Conflict and Security since 1945

Britain and the Origins of the Vietnam War

UK Policy in Indo-China, 1943-50

Authors: Smith, T.

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British foreign policy towards Vietnam illustrates the evolution of Britain's position within world geopolitics, 1943-1950. It reflects the change of the Anglo-US relationship from equality to dependence, and demonstrates Britain's changing association with its colonies and with the other European imperial spheres within Southeast Asia.

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T.O. SMITH is Assistant Professor of History at Huntington University, USA

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'This book offers a comprehensive new look at an important and neglected part of Churchill's wartime premiership and throws fresh light on the decline of the British Empire in the Far East.' - John Charmley, author of Churchill's Grand Alliance: the Anglo-American Special Relationship, 1940-1957

'T.O. Smith's book opens a window onto the complex international politics of Southeast Asia in the immediate post-war period as the Vietnamese struggle for independence intensified. Focusing on British military, political and economic involvement in the developing contest between Vietnamese nationalism and French imperialism, he highlights Britain's pivotal role in the first phases of the Indo-China War.' - Martin Thomas, Reader in Colonial History, Exeter University, UK

'This major study, based on wide-ranging and meticulous archival research, is a very welcome addition to the literature. It sheds important light not only on the origins of the Vietnam War, but also on Britain's regional and imperial interests in Southeast Asia, Anglo-French relations during a delicate period of post-war readjustment, and the evolving 'Special Relationship' between Britain and the United States. It will certainly be of interest to British historians, and to historians of international relations, Asian history and European decolonization.' - Larry Butler, author of Britain and Empire: Adjusting to a Post-Imperial Age


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Britain and the Origins of the Vietnam War
Book Subtitle
UK Policy in Indo-China, 1943-50
Authors
Series Title
Global Conflict and Security since 1945
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59166-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230591660
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-50705-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35334-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 229
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