Britain unit; International Relations

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  • RELATIONS
  • Mutual fears of Russian expansion
  • Marshall Aid
  • Co-operation over the Berlin Blockade
  • Members of NATO
  • Est. 1949
  • "special relationship"
  • Both sent troops to defend S.Korea
  • BR not an equal partner
  • Economic problems
  • USA did not support BRs intervention of Suez
  • BR could not offer military support in USA involvement in Vietnam
  • Cuban Missile Crisis 1962
  • USA did not act in close co-operation
  • USSR
  • Mutual suspicion and distrust
  • BR viewed USSR as a major threat in the Cold War
  • Rearming of W.Germany
  • USSR opposed
  • USA BR supported
  • N. Korean expansion
  • USSR backed
  • USA BR opposed
  • Both accused of espionage
  • 100+ Soviet diplomats were expelled from BR
  • After the fall of Stalin (1953)
  • Greater contact
  • Thatcher established good relations with Gorbachev
  • State visits 1984
  • Fall of USSR control of E. Europe
  • Fall of communism
  • 1989
  • Brought about a new phase of Anglo-Russian relations
  • Welcomed by Britain

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