Hitler, Munich and the Second World War

Rhiannon Vickers

in The Labour Party and the World, Volume 1

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780719067440
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700655 | DOI:
Hitler, Munich and the Second World War

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This chapter focuses on the Labour Party decision to join forces with Winston Churchill in a coalition government to support Great Britain's war effort. It suggests that World War I marked a decisive break with the past for the Labour Party, pointing to the way that Labour governments in the future would approach foreign and defence policy. During this period the party's vision of a post-war international order was based on the acceptance of the idea of subordinating national sovereignty to world institutions and obligations, and on the need for international economic planning.

Keywords: Labour Party; Winston Churchill; coalition government; war effort; Great Britain; foreign policy; defence policy; national sovereignty; international economic planning

Chapter.  10871 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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