Transition of Power: Britain's Loss of Global Pre-eminence to the United States, 1930–1945
This book addresses one of the least understood issues in modern international history: how, between 1930 and 1945, Britain lost its global pre-eminence to the United States. The crucial years are 1930 to 1940, for which until now no comprehensive examination of Anglo-American relations exists. Transition of Power analyses these relations in the pivotal decade, with an epilogue dealing with the Second World War after 1941. Britain and the United States, and their intertwined fates, were fundamental to the course of international history in these years. Professor McKercher's book dissects the various strands of the two powers' relationship in the fifteen years after 1930 from a British perspective - economic, diplomatic, naval and strategic.
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1 The end of AngloAmerican naval rivalry 19291930
2 The undermining of war debts and reparations 19291932
3 Disarmament and security in Europe and the Far East 19301932
4 The unravelling of cooperation 19321933
5 Moving away from the United States 19331934
6 Britain the United States and the global balance of power 19341935
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