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Reference FCO 82/64
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Political relations between UK and USA (1971)
Description Notes on future relations with the US including background notes on US introversion and social and economic problems resulting in a reduction of overseas commitments, the fragmentation of the monetary and trading relations between the industrial countries of the free world and the risk of a slide into protectionism. SALT and the Soviet Union achieving nuclear parity with the US as well as the increasing tendency for bilateral dealings between the US and the Soviet Union, the growth in Japanese economic strength and the strains in Japanese-US relations, the emergence of China, Soviet efforts to exploit the possible weakening of US determination to defend Western Europe, the enlargement of the European Community.
Date 1971
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America, Europe
Countries China, Soviet Union, United States, Japan
Places Britain; China; Europe; France; Germany; Ireland; Japan; Malta; Middle East; Northern Ireland; Rhodesia; Russia; Soviet Union; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam
People Annenberg, Walter H; Cromer, 3rd Earl of; Douglas-Home, Sir Alec; Greenhill, Sir Denis; Laird, Melvin R; Rogers, William P
Topics Agriculture; Aid; British Embassy; Burden sharing; Common Agricultural Policy (CAP); Common Market; Defence; Department of State; Draft; East-West relations; Economic policy; Economy; EDIP (NATO Defence Programme); Energy; European integration; foreign policy; Group of Ten; Inflation; Isolationism; Japanese; Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions (MBFR); North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Oil; organisation; Protectionism; Protectionist; State Department; Strikes; Textiles; Trade; Treasury; troops; United Nations; Warsaw Pact; White House
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