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Post-War Planning on the Periphery
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Post-War Planning on the Periphery: Anglo-American Economic Diplomacy in South America, 1939–1945

Thomas C. Mills


The dominant theme of Anglo-American economic diplomacy during the Second World War was an attempt by the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration to promote a multilateral system, based on equality of access to markets and raw materials. Doubting Britain's ability to compete in such a system without various safeguards to protect its export markets, the British government baulked at the US proposal and clung to its autarkic structures constructed during the interwar years. In considering Anglo-American economic diplomacy in South America this book paints a different picture. It was Britain that pr ... More

Keywords: Anglo-American economic diplomacy, Britain, Franklin D. Roosevelt, multilateralism, Second World War, South America, US

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780748643882
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643882.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas C. Mills, author