The Role of the Royal Navy in South America, 1920-1970 by Jon WiseThe Role of the Royal Navy in South America, 1920-1970 by Jon Wise

The Role of the Royal Navy in South America, 1920-1970

byJon Wise

Paperback | July 30, 2015

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This book demonstrates the importance of the presence of the Royal Navy in South America. Historically there have been no treaty obligations and few strategic considerations in the region, yet it is frequently referred to as forming part of Britain's 'unofficial empire'. The role of the Navy in supporting foreign relations and promoting commerce is examined during a period of the twentieth century which is often associated with the decline of the British Empire. The Role of the Royal Navy in South America, 1920-1970 shows how the Royal Navy reacted to changing circumstances during the post-war decades by adopting a more pro-active attitude towards the imperative of supporting naval exports. It provides a scholarly investigation of this important peacetime role for the service and offers the first book-length study of the Navy's involvement in the region during this period.
Jon Wise is a freelance researcher, based in the UK.
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Title:The Role of the Royal Navy in South America, 1920-1970Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:July 30, 2015Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1474247962

ISBN - 13:9781474247962

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Royal Navy in South America 1. Naval involvement in peacetime foreign relations and the Case of South America 2. The case for a Royal Navy presence in South America in the 1920s 3. A Case Study: the 'high point' of the Anglo-Chilean naval association, 1925-33 4. Winners and Losers: South American naval export sales and the effects of arms limitation in the 1930s 5. Success in the face of international opposition, 1945-65 6. A Comparative Study: the fate of the United States' post-war defence plan for South America, 1945-65 7. The revitalisation of British naval relations with South America, 1961-69 8. Supporting British foreign policy in a new era 9. Epitaph and Legacy Glossary of terms Bibliography Index

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[This] is a worthwhile read for anyone interested in the broad topic of naval diplomacy overseas or defense sales in particular.