Canada And The End Of Empire by Phillip Buckner

By Phillip Buckner

Sir John Seeley as soon as wrote that the British Empire was once received in "a healthy of absence of mind." regardless of the fact of this remark, it truly is definitely debatable that the Empire was once dismantled in this kind of healthy. This assortment bargains with a missed topic in post-Confederation Canadian heritage -- the consequences to Canada and Canadians of British decolonization and the tip of empire.
Canada and the top of Empire seems at Canadian diplomatic kinfolk with the uk and the USA, the Suez drawback, the altering monetary courting with nice Britain within the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties, the function of academic and cultural associations in conserving the British connection, the royal journey of 1959, the choice to undertake a brand new flag in 1964, the efforts to discover a formulation for repatriating the structure, the Canadianization of the Royal Canadian military, and the angle of First countries to the replaced nature of the Anglo-Canadian dating. Historians in Commonwealth international locations are inclined to view the tip of British rule from a nationalist standpoint. Canada and the top of Empire demanding situations this view and demonstrates the centrality of imperial historical past in Canadian historiography.
An vital addition to the becoming canon of empire stories and imperial historical past, this publication may be of curiosity to historians of the Commonwealth, and to students and scholars attracted to the connection among colonialism and nationalism.

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Unlike the trade diversion, this was something that Diefenbaker had planned from the start; he had gone to the Prime Ministers’ Meeting in June 1957 with the objective of raising support for the idea. B. Bennett. 36 It would soon become apparent, however, that the Commonwealth was now likely to offer more challenges than opportunities to a Canadian government. Two challenges, both related to the end of empire, were particularly serious: South Africa, and the British decision to seek membership in the European Economic Community (or the ‘Common Market,’ as it was often known).

76 The Department of External Affairs finally initiated a study of relations with the United Kingdom in April 1972. The High Commission in London, which submitted its views in August, thought that the timing was good, for the United Kingdom, like Canada, was searching for counterweights to the United States in the aftermath of Nixon’s economic measures. The High Commission now defined the connection between the two countries very much in the context of Britain’s entry into the European Community in 1972.

Pearson, Mike: The Memoirs of the Right Honourable Lester B. Pearson (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1973), Vol.

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