Award Date

1-1-2004

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

History

First Committee Member

Joseph A. Fry

Number of Pages

100

Abstract

In April 1964, the United States initiated the More Flags campaign in an attempt to establish a western coalition force and diplomatic support system for the South Vietnamese government and for American intervention against the North. Three of the most heavily courted nations were the Commonwealth members of Australia, Great Britain, and Canada. This first in-depth study of this diplomatic effort and the comparative response of these Commonwealth nations provides insight into the U.S. efforts at coalition building, the essentially unilateralist and nationalist nature of U.S. foreign policy, and the varying U.S. relationships with these three important members of the western diplomatic alliance at this stage of the Cold War. It exposed America's declining relationship with Britain and the shifting reliance of the middle powered Commonwealth members away from Britain toward the United States.

Keywords

Allies; American; Campaign; Commonwealth; Flags; More; Search; Vietnam

Controlled Subject

Cold War; United States; Asia; Canada; Vietnam; History

File Format

pdf

File Size

2590.72 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/jdij-9bno


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