the end of Consensus - Foreign Policy (Modern Britain AQA complete notes 7/16)

These notes are for the 'Making of Modern Britain' course on AQA and as such follow the spec, although would be useful for all modern britian courses. They contain hystoriography, detail and explanations. 

The notes are devided into the sections of the spec, therefore there are 16 documents (as there are 4 areas (politics, economics, society, and foriegn policy) and there are 4 periods (Post war, Wilson + heath, Thatcher, and Blair)). 

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The
End
of
Consensus
­
Foreign
policy


Withdrawal
from
commitment
and
bases
`east
of
Suez',
1967-1971;
the
problem
of

Rhodesia;
Britain's
entry
into
the
EEC
in
1973



Withdrawal
from
East
of
Suez


Process

- 1966
February:
Denis
Healy's
defence
review.

o Intention
to
withdraw
from
Aden,
but
keep
bases
in…

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o British
trade
had
moved
from
the
commonwealth
to
the
EU,
and

other
western
countries,
such
as
the
USA.

o Between
1955
and
1965,
changes
in
export
patterns

! Overseas
Sterling
Area
­
a
half
of
trade
to
a
third.

! Western
Europe/USA
­
a
third
to
half.

- Political…

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- UN
resolutions
calling
all
states
to
refuse
recognition
commending
`illegal

authority'.
Mandatory
trade
sanctions.

o Supported
by
all
except
South
Africa,
Portugal
and
France

abstained.

- Economic
sanctions


o Backed
by
commonwealth
and
UN.

o Exposition
from
OSA

o Ban
on
Rhodesia
sugar,
tobacco,
chrome

o Oil
Boycott
and…

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! 74
Labour
Mps
signed
the
Tribune
anti-Market
manifesto.

! 35
Labour
MPs
voted
against
joining.

- Actions

o Early
in
1967
Wilson
did
a
tour
of
the
European
capitals.

o There
were
concerns
from
French
embassy
of
a
De
Galle
Veto.

o
16th
may
de
Gaulle
vetoed.

o Didn't…

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o July
Wilson
sent
Harold
Davies,
Joint
parliamentary
seritary
to
the

ministry
of
pensions
to
Hanoi.

! Very
little
came
of
the
meeting.


Economy

- USA
lend
money

- US
Gold
reserves
falling,
so
asked
London
to
close
London
Gold
Market.

o UK
did
this
for
second
half
of
March.…

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o 1969
De
Galle
left,
and
with
it
his
Anglophobia.
Change

o December
Hague
conference
decision
taken
to
strengthen
and

enlarge
the
EEC.

- Issues

o Common
Agricultural
policy


o Community
budget

- Concessions

o 6
years
phasing
of
aspects

! Common
agricultural
policy

! Community
budget

! Common
external…

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o Labour
and
Liberals,
told
the
government
they
should.

o Portugal
were
reported
to
be
massacring
in
Mozambique.

- Refusal
to
publicly
condemn
French
Nuclear
tests

o Heath
and
government
said
the
French
knew
they
opposed.

o Refused
to
make
public
statement,
as
Australia
and
New
Zealand

had.

o Good…

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