Background to the ANZUS Pact: Policy-making, Strategy and by W. McIntyre

By W. McIntyre

This e-book incorporates a targeted research of yank, British, Australian and New Zealand strategic making plans throughout the early years of the chilly struggle, together with their plans for scuffling with global struggle III within the center East, and the diplomatic negotiations best as much as the safety treaty signed via Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. in 1951. It considers the issues raised by way of Britain's exclusion from Anzus and the following construction of Seato and the British Commonwealth a long way East Strategic Reserve in Malaya.

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But Burton's critics felt he was ideologically driven. '56 Burton became increasingly critical of Evatt's policy decisions and while in office even wrote an article in an Anglican Church newspaper advocating recognition of the People's Republic of China. 57 With the election of the Liberal-Country Party Government in 1949, Burton felt increasingly isolated and found himself at odds with the new minister over the idea of an American alliance. Spender recorded that: My personal relations with Burton were cordial and pleasant.

He served in Ottawa and Pretoria and gained some experience in Canberra and Wellington in the 1930s. He tended to take a somewhat superior attitude to Australian aspirations. Relations with the Tasman neighbours were handled by the Foreign Affairs Division, whose supervising Under-Secretary was Joe Garner, until he was succeeded by Neil Pritchard in December 1950. Garner had visited Australia in 1937-38 and also served in the British High Commission in Ottawa. Pritchard's experience had been in the Rhodesias, South Africa and Ireland.

Harry was born in 1917, educated in Tasmania at Launceston Grammar School and the University of Tasmania and went on to Lincoln College, Oxford. He served in the army in 1942-43 and went with the AIF briefly to New Guinea. After joining External Affairs in 1943, he served first in Ottawa and then in Washington from 1945 to 1948, where he followed UN affairs, the North Atlantic Treaty negotiations and the work of the Organization of American States. He developed personal contacts with several State Department officials, who would later have a significant role in the Anzus negotiations, notably Dean Rusk, another ex-Rhodes Scholar.

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