Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Joseph A. Fry
Number of Pages
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.
Allies; American; Campaign; Commonwealth; Flags; More; Search; Vietnam
Cold War; United States; Asia; Canada; Vietnam; History
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Bruce, Becky L, "Vietnam and the More Flags campaign, 1964--1965: The search for American allies in the Commonwealth" (2004). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1642.