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By Daniel Oakman

‘No state can break out its geography’, warned Percy Spender, Australia’s Minister for exterior Affairs, in 1950. With the fast turmoil of global warfare II over, communism and decolonisation had ended any danger that Asia may well remain missed by means of Australia. within the early Fifties, Australia launched into its such a lot formidable try to interact with Asia: the Colombo Plan. This publication examines the private and non-private agendas at the back of Australia’s overseas relief international relations and divulges the strategic, political and cultural goals that drove the Colombo Plan. It examines the legacy of WWII, how overseas relief used to be visible as an important to attaining nearby protection, how the plan used to be bought to Australian and Asian audiences, and the altering nature of Australia’s dating with Britain and the USA. specially this is often the query of ways Australia sought to undertaking itself into the zone, and the way Asia was once brought into the Australian realization. In answering those questions, this publication tells the tale of ways an insular society, deeply scarred via the turbulence of battle, selected to stand its local destiny.

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