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Duncan Sandys and the Creation of the All‐Regular Army

David French

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199548231
eISBN:
9780191739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548231.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the efforts of the Churchill and Eden governments between 1952 and 1956 to rein in defence spending. It then analyses the impact of the development of the Hydrogen bomb on ... More


The Army and the Withdrawal from East of Suez

David French

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199548231
eISBN:
9780191739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548231.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the outcome of Sandys' promise that his reformed armed forces would reduce the burden of defence on the Exchequer. It then explores how a variety of political constraints began ... More


Spanish Finance

CHRISTOPHER STORRS

in The Resilience of the Spanish Monarchy 1665-1700

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246373
eISBN:
9780191715242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246373.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter seeks to identify the cost of imperial defence and how this was funded. The continued importance of American silver is acknowledged, but so too is the effort made within Spain, and above ... More


Practical and economic underpinnings of CSDP:: The case of defence industries

Panos Koutrakos

in The EU Common Security and Defence Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199692729
eISBN:
9780191752254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692729.003.0010
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on the economic and practical underpinnings of defence policy. It examines the state of defence industries in the European Union and the impact this has on the conduct and ... More


A new NATO

Kjell M. Torbiörn

in Destination Europe: The Political and Economic Growth of a Continent

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065729
eISBN:
9781781700488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065729.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The disappearance of the Soviet Union and the end of its hold over Central and Eastern Europe posed the question of the future of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). What continued purpose ... More


Dollars and Gold: Monetary and Trade Policy

Jonathan Colman

in The Foreign Policy of Lyndon B. Johnson: The United States and the World, 1963-69

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640133
eISBN:
9780748652693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640133.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines Johnson's contribution to the foreign economic policies of the United States. It outlines the international monetary regime of the 1960s and then explores the chronic US balance ... More


1945–1959: From Austerity to Prosperity

James Nye

in A Long Time in Making: The History of Smiths

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198717256
eISBN:
9780191785986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717256.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Knowledge Management

With government sponsorship, Smiths plans the (re)creation of a British watch- and clockmaking industry, building factories in development areas, in Wales and Scotland. Four main business divisions ... More


The Impotence of Omnipotence

Geir Lundestad

in The Rise and Decline of the American "Empire": Power and its Limits in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199646104
eISBN:
9780191803611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199646104.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter offers some comments regarding the curious combination of power and impotence in the rule of the Great Powers, including that of the United States. Topics discussed include imperial ... More


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