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Title: The Anglo-American special relationship and the decolonisation of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland 1957-1963
Author: Melland, Claire Paula
Awarding Body: University of Leicester
Current Institution: University of Leicester
Date of Award: 2016
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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.
Supervisor: Johnstone, Andrew ; Ball, Stuart Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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