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Chronicle of Failures Foretold: Britain and Bulgar–Yugoslav Relations, 1939–1943

Dimitris Livanios

in The Macedonian Question: Britain and the Southern Balkans 1939-1949

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199237685
eISBN:
9780191717246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237685.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses two ‘failures’ of British foreign policy: the first concerns British attempts to construct a ‘neutral bloc’ in the Balkans, and bring about a rapprochement between Bulgaria and ... More


Tampering with the ‘Sleeping Dogs’: Britain and Macedonia 1878–1935

Dimitris Livanios

in The Macedonian Question: Britain and the Southern Balkans 1939-1949

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199237685
eISBN:
9780191717246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237685.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter analyses British foreign policy towards Macedonia from the 1870s to the mid-1930s, and argues that in the interwar years, Britain had no vital interests in the region apart from the ... More


Introduction

T. G. Otte

in The China Question: Great Power Rivalry and British Isolation, 1894-1905

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199211098
eISBN:
9780191705731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211098.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Asian History

This chapter begins with a brief examination of the process of China's gradual incorporation into a Western system of international relations, and the rise of the ‘China Question’ since the 1860s. It ... More


Power and Personality

KEITH NEILSON

in Britain and the Last Tsar: British Policy and Russia, 1894-1917

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204701
eISBN:
9780191676369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204701.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses British policy toward Russia in the period from 1894 to 1917 and describes the group of men, who constituted the foreign-policy-making elite. Foreign policy making was centred ... More


America and Great Britain

Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick

in The Age of Federalism

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093810
eISBN:
9780199854127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093810.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

American citizens carried on their commerce in a world whose rules and conditions were largely laid down not by themselves but by Great Britain. Those conditions were not greatly altered by the Jay ... More


Conclusion

T. G. Otte

in The China Question: Great Power Rivalry and British Isolation, 1894-1905

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199211098
eISBN:
9780191705731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211098.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Asian History

This final chapter reassesses the significance of the China Question for international politics and for British foreign policy in particular. China's perceived decline led to an increased interaction ... More


Taking Centre Stage: The Influence of the Service Attachés on the British Government

Matthew S. Seligmann

in Spies in Uniform: British Military and Naval Intelligence on the Eve of the First World War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261505
eISBN:
9780191718618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261505.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter assesses the impact of the many reports and memoranda sent by the service attachés in Berlin to their superiors in London. It shows that their dispatches were taken very seriously in the ... More


Guarantee of Peace: The League of Nations in British Policy 1914-1925

Peter J. Yearwood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199226733
eISBN:
9780191710308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226733.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The book reconsiders the role of the League of Nations as an idea and as an institution in the development of British policy, 1914–25. It challenges the view that London took up the league idea ... More


British Policy and the Weimar Republic, 1918–1919

Douglas Newton

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203148
eISBN:
9780191675744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203148.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, European Modern History

This book explores the making of British policy towards Germany in the aftermath of its defeat in the Great War. The book shows how British pressures on Germany during the formative months of the new ... More


The War Years, 1936–1945

STEPHEN HOWE

in Anticolonialism in British Politics: The Left and the End of Empire 1918-1964

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204237
eISBN:
9780191676178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204237.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses how a changed political landscape in the colonies, along with shifts in British thinking, weakened the ethos of colonial ... More


Army, Empire, and Cold War: The British Army and Military Policy, 1945-1971

David French

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199548231
eISBN:
9780191739224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548231.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

The veterans of the Fourteenth Army who fought in Burma between 1942 and 1945 called themselves ‘the forgotten army’. But that appellation could equally well be applied to the whole of the British ... More


British Nuclear Strategy, France, and the Nassau Meeting

Ian Clark

in Nuclear Diplomacy and the Special Relationship: Britain's Deterrent and America, 1957–1962

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273707
eISBN:
9780191684067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273707.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The issues generated by Skybolt's demise spilt over into the subsequent Nassau meeting and the agreement, in principle, to sell Polaris missiles to Britain. Again, questions must be faced as to the ... More


Tea Party to Independence: The Third Phase of the American Revolution 1773-1776

Peter D. G. Thomas

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201427
eISBN:
9780191674877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201427.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book studies the formulation of British policy towards the American colonies during the crucial period between the Boston Tea Party of December 1773 and the American Declaration of Independence ... More


The Winding Road to the Welfare State

George R. Boyer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691178738
eISBN:
9780691183992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178738.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

How did Britain transform itself from a nation of workhouses to one that became a model for the modern welfare state? This book investigates the evolution of living standards and welfare policies in ... More


The Historical Legacy

Martins S. Navias

in Nuclear Weapons and British Strategic Planning, 1955–1958

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198277545
eISBN:
9780191684180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277545.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter traces the evolution of various significant issues in British nuclear strategic policy from the late 1940s until the mid-1950s. The object is to highlight the broader context and ... More


The Independent Deterrent and Anglo-American Co-operation, 1957–1958

Martins S. Navias

in Nuclear Weapons and British Strategic Planning, 1955–1958

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198277545
eISBN:
9780191684180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277545.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The announcement of the 1957 White Paper took place against a background of attempts to shift the course of the Anglo-American relationship away from the dangerous path it was taking during and ... More


Concessions, Conflict, and Conciliation: China, 1895–1899

KEITH NEILSON

in Britain and the Last Tsar: British Policy and Russia, 1894-1917

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204701
eISBN:
9780191676369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204701.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores British influence in the Far East through Anglo-Russian agreement over Chinese railway concessions. The Muravev-Scott agreement brought to an end four years of concession ... More


In Fear of a Second German Revolution, December 1918-March 1919

DOUGLAS NEWTON

in British Policy and the Weimar Republic, 1918–1919

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203148
eISBN:
9780191675744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203148.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, European Modern History

The chapter aims to show evidence for the experience of the British army officers who reported that great damage was being done to the cause of moderate and progressive politics by the continuing ... More


Imperialism: A Study: Parasitism and Industry

P. J. Cain

in Hobson and Imperialism: Radicalism, New Liberalism, and Finance 1887-1938

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198203902
eISBN:
9780191719141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203902.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on Part II of Imperialism: A Study, the part least often read in modern times. Part II was twice as long as Part I and contained some of Hobson's finest writing. In it were ... More


“From the Cabins of Connemara to the Kraals of Kaffirland”: Irish Nationalists, the British Empire, and the “Boer Fight for Freedom”

Bruce Nelson

in Irish Nationalists and the Making of the Irish Race

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153124
eISBN:
9781400842230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153124.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines Irish nationalism in the context of the British Empire and its rapid expansion in the second half of the nineteenth century. It focuses on Michael Davitt, who participated in ... More


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