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Reference FCO 7/1839
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Relations between governments of United States of America and United Kingdom (1970)
Description Anglo/American governmental relations have deteriorated over the past five years. Reasons included the emergence of such countries as Germany, Japan and France and the economic decline of the UK, Vietnam and the personality problems during the Johnson Presidency, the Labour Government's withdraw from East of Suez, decline of UK contribution to world peacekeeping, Soviet achievement of nuclear parity and differing attitudes to relations with Communists generally. Nixon pleased with the Conservative election victory over Labour. US and the UK opinions differ over Southern Africa and the Middle East. UK involvement with the EEC and NATO could cause strain in the future as well as the Irish situation. Preparations for President Nixon's visit to Chequers.
Date 1970
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America, Europe
Countries France, Germany, Japan, Vietnam, United Kingdom, United States, Soviet Union
Places Africa; Chequers; China; East of Suez; Europe; France; Germany; Ireland; Japan; Middle East; Northern Ireland; Persian Gulf; South Africa; Southern Africa; Soviet Union; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam
Topics Aid; Arms; Balance of Payments; Black Power; Burden sharing; Communist; Congress; Crime; Defence; Department of State; Draft; Economy; Elections; European Economic Community; European Security; foreign policy; Ministry of Defence; North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Payments; Pentagon; Protectionist; Silent majority; State Department; Trade; White House
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