Contending With Nationalism and Communism: British Policy Towards Southeast Asia, 1945-65

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Springer, 27 feb 2009 - 312 pagine
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This volume provides a lucid, concise analysis of the development of British policy in Southeast Asia in the twenty years following the defeat of Japan. The principal themes concern nationalism and communism and how Britain worked to achieve accommodation with nationalism while containing communist challenges.
 

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Introduction
1
1 The Return of Colonialism 194548
12
2 The Communist Challenges in Malaya and Indochina
42
The Colombo Plan and SEATO
73
4 Democracy Communism and Militarism in Burma 194865
97
Vietnam 195565
128
6 Britain Cambodia and Laos 195565
158
7 Britain Thailand and the Philippines 194565
188
8 Britain Indonesia and the Creation of Malaysia 195965
215
Conclusion
246
List of British Officials
253
Notes
257
Select Bibliography
292
Index
301
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PETER LOWE is Author of six books and editor or co-editor of an additional three books. A member of staff at the University of Manchester, UK from 1965-2004, most recently as Reader in History and then Honorary Senior Research Fellow, he is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

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