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The Resource Harold Wilson's Cold War : the Labour government and East-West politics, 1964-1970, Geraint Hughes

Harold Wilson's Cold War : the Labour government and East-West politics, 1964-1970, Geraint Hughes

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Harold Wilson's Cold War : the Labour government and East-West politics, 1964-1970
Title
Harold Wilson's Cold War
Title remainder
the Labour government and East-West politics, 1964-1970
Statement of responsibility
Geraint Hughes
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A reassessment of the relationship between the UK and the USSR at a troubled time. The then Labour government's efforts to promote East-West détente and to improve Anglo-Soviet relations from 1964 to 1970 have been largely overlooked; yet they were of huge significance. This book offers a major reappraisal. It challenges the caricature of Harold Wilson's rigid subservience to America, demonstrating that as a Prime Minister he intended to develop closer contacts with the Soviet leadership, and to foster co-operation on arms control, conflict resolution in Vietnam and East-West trade. It illustrates how the Labour government reconciled its policy towards the USSR and Warsaw Pact states with its alignment with the USA and NATO membership. And it concludes that Wilson's failure to improve relations between the UK and USSR was due to both the impact of crises in Vietnam, the Middle East and Czechoslovakia, and to the unwillingness of the Soviet government to alter its fundamentally adversarial attitude to the West.--
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StDuBDS
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1975-
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Hughes, Geraint
Dewey number
327.4104709045
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Royal Historical Society studies in history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilson, Harold
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Soviet Union
Label
Harold Wilson's Cold War : the Labour government and East-West politics, 1964-1970, Geraint Hughes
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction The evolution of British Cold War policy, 1945-1964 The UK and East-West relations, 1964-1965 The Wilson government and the Vietnam War, 1965-1968 British strategy and defence policy, 1964-1968 Détente, trade and espionage, 1964-1968 The 'Prague Spring' and its aftermath, 1968-1970 Conclusion Bibliography
Control code
FIEb17837182
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 202 pages
Isbn
9780861932986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 map
System control number
  • (Uk)017164604
  • (OCoLC)965117821
Label
Harold Wilson's Cold War : the Labour government and East-West politics, 1964-1970, Geraint Hughes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction The evolution of British Cold War policy, 1945-1964 The UK and East-West relations, 1964-1965 The Wilson government and the Vietnam War, 1965-1968 British strategy and defence policy, 1964-1968 Détente, trade and espionage, 1964-1968 The 'Prague Spring' and its aftermath, 1968-1970 Conclusion Bibliography
Control code
FIEb17837182
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 202 pages
Isbn
9780861932986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 map
System control number
  • (Uk)017164604
  • (OCoLC)965117821

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