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The Resource Australia and appeasement : imperial foreign policy and the origins of World War II, Christopher Waters

Australia and appeasement : imperial foreign policy and the origins of World War II, Christopher Waters

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Australia and appeasement : imperial foreign policy and the origins of World War II
Title
Australia and appeasement
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imperial foreign policy and the origins of World War II
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Christopher Waters
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Language
eng
Summary
The strategic, political and moral threats posed by the rise of fascist regimes in Germany and Italy were so severe that all the democratic governments faced a myriad of challenges during the 1930s. Australia, as part of the British Empire, was no exception. Christopher Waters here examines Australia's role in Britain's policy of appeasement from the time Hitler came to power in 1933 through to the declaration of war on 3rd September 1939. Focusing on five leading figures in the Australian governments of the 1930s, it examines their responses to the rise of Hitler and the growing threat of fascism in Europe. Australian governments accepted the principle that the Empire must speak with one voice on foreign policy and Australian political leaders were therefore intimately involved in the decisions taken by successive governments in London. As such, this book not only describes the Australian role in these events, but also provides new insights into the Chamberlain government's reactions to the developments in Europe. Australia and Appeasement provides an important and original study of the making of imperial foreign policy in the inter-war era and will be invaluable reading for researchers of Australian and imperial history and for anyone interested in the origins of World War II
Summary
Was Australian prime minister Robert Menzies's attachment to German appeasement, even after Germany attacked Poland, an aberration by a prime minister trying to avoid war, or was it a position consistent with a policy that Australian governments had followed since Hitler rose to power? In this study of Australia's role in Britain's policy of appeasement to Germany from 1933 to September 1939, Waters (20th-century international history, Deakin University, Australia) centers on five key players in Australian government and shows how they dealt with the rise of Nazism. The study traces the origins of the imperial appeasement policy and charts the impact of political crises leading to the decision to enter the war. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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contains biographical information
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10150604
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DEBSZ
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1956-
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Waters, Christopher
Dewey number
327.94
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Chamberlain, Neville
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Australia
  • Australia
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adult
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imperial foreign policy and the origins of World War II
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Australia and appeasement : imperial foreign policy and the origins of World War II, Christopher Waters
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: (p. [295]-302) and index
Contents
1.The Origins of the Imperial Appeasement Policy -- 2.Friendship with All: Australia's Radical Appeasement Plan -- 3.Implementing Appeasement: Chamberlain, Bruce and Lyons -- 4.Menzies Embraces Appeasement -- 5.Not Worth a War: The Sudetenland Crisis -- 6.Back from the Brink of War: The Australian Intervention -- 7.Pursuing General Appeasement: Munich to Prague -- 8.Persisting with Appeasement: Prague to Danzig -- 9.To Negotiate or Fight? The Polish Crisis -- 10.Last Days to War: Reluctant Warriors -- 11.A Judgement
Control code
000048177285
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 310 p.
Isbn
9781848859982
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
Australia and appeasement : imperial foreign policy and the origins of World War II, Christopher Waters
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: (p. [295]-302) and index
Contents
1.The Origins of the Imperial Appeasement Policy -- 2.Friendship with All: Australia's Radical Appeasement Plan -- 3.Implementing Appeasement: Chamberlain, Bruce and Lyons -- 4.Menzies Embraces Appeasement -- 5.Not Worth a War: The Sudetenland Crisis -- 6.Back from the Brink of War: The Australian Intervention -- 7.Pursuing General Appeasement: Munich to Prague -- 8.Persisting with Appeasement: Prague to Danzig -- 9.To Negotiate or Fight? The Polish Crisis -- 10.Last Days to War: Reluctant Warriors -- 11.A Judgement
Control code
000048177285
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 310 p.
Isbn
9781848859982
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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