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Defending Cold War Canada
Katie Pickles

defence, immigrant training and citizenship courts. Such work continued the IODE’s mission for a British-influenced Canada. The IODE’s reaction to the Cold War reflected a forced reconsideration of Canadian identity. While the IODE promoted democratic principles of progressive conservatism, its methods and its attitude to Communists were influenced by an individualism and a politics more often associated

in Female imperialism and national identity
Sentiment and affect in mid-twentiethcentury development volunteering
Agnieszka Sobocinska

attention to international development and humanitarianism. But the two historiographies have remained surprisingly separate. Recent scholarship has begun exploring how humanitarianism and international development met at the intersection of the Cold War and decolonisation. From the mid-twentieth century, humanitarianism changed from providing disaster relief to addressing the long-term economic, social and environmental causes of

in Humanitarianism, empire and transnationalism, 1760–1995
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Neville Kirk

Australia Overview I suggested in the Introduction to Part IV that the politics of Cold War loyalism both dominated Australian society for twenty-years from the later 1940s and constitute a large part of the explanation for the ALP ’s political weakness, particularly at the federal level, and the hegemony of the Right during this period of time. I maintained further that, while recognised in parts of the relevant literature, 1 these broad claims have not

in Labour and the politics of Empire
The tragic voice of Richard Wright
Bill Schwarz

persuaded that Wright approached the US authorities in Paris in order to inform on his political allies, and that he did so on his own initiative. 57 This is a brutal Cold War story, as many aspects of the history of decolonisation turn out to be, and although much remains murky, one thing is clear. Like his contemporary champion of black emancipation

in Cultures of decolonisation
The end of empire and the collapse of Australia’s Cold War policy
James Curran

an era of ‘glorious certainty’. 11 This period oversaw nothing short of the collapse of Australia’s Cold War policy – namely the desire to keep the Americans and the British engaged in South East Asia. Britain’s withdrawal from the region, as has been shown in several works, elicited the expected last ditch, and ultimately unsuccessful, Australian appeals to Britain’s global role. Doubts

in The break-up of Greater Britain
No more ‘Australia for the White Man’
David Olds and Robert Phiddian

When Sir Frank Packer took over the Sydney-based Bulletin magazine in late 1960, he handed editorship to Donald Horne. The first thing Horne did was to take the slogan ‘Australia for the White Man’ off the banner. This removal was not merely cosmetic, because Horne was determined to refashion the symbolic organ of White Australian cultural nationalism in a new internationalist way. While Horne's politics at the time were Cold War libertarian, he was already a maverick, and showed this by hiring Les Tanner as chief cartoonist and art director

in Comic empires
Ryan Wolfson-Ford

Phouma led opposing factions. Souvanna sought to neutralise Laos to be non-aligned in the Cold War, before leading the RLG in the Second Indochina War. Souphanouvong led the Pathet Lao, which aimed to liberate Laos from foreign rule; it co-opted Issara remnants but was controlled by North Vietnam. Early in his reign, Savang Vatthana quietly supported the Comité pour la Défense des Intérêts Nationaux (CDIN), a virulently anti-communist, nationalist movement loyal to the state. 4 After the collapse of the Geneva Accords all attention turned to the escalating war from

in Monarchies and decolonisation in Asia
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Georgina Sinclair

to the numbers of settlers who joined both the regular and auxiliary units. Generally the behaviour of the ‘settler’ police towards the local population was measurably harsher than that of expatriate policemen. Authoritative and repressive tendencies were exacerbated by the overtly political nature of colonial policing in the dangerous cold war world. Post-war reform included the development of

in At the end of the line
Georgina Sinclair

Threatening the survival of the British Empire during the post-war years was the spread of communism and the growth of the cold war. Southeast Asia appeared to be the immediate communist target, with British rule in Malaya, Singapore and Hong Kong coming under threat. By the late 1940s, Malaya had become one of Britain’s highest dollar earners, producing high-calibre tin and

in At the end of the line
Films and the end of empire
Jeffrey Richards

. Tony Shaw sees these supportive British films as a defence of the imperial achievement in the context of the Cold War and in the light of continual Soviet denunciations of ‘reactionary imperialism’. This interpretation is given substance by the comments of John Stafford, producer of The Planter’s Wife , at the time of the film’s release. Stafford hoped the picture ‘would help make American people as a

in British culture and the end of empire