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Anglo-American economic diplomacy during the second world war and the electrification of the Central Brazilian Railway

Mills, Thomas (2009) Anglo-American economic diplomacy during the second world war and the electrification of the Central Brazilian Railway. Diplomacy and Statecraft, 20 (1). pp. 69-85. ISSN 0959-2296

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    Abstract

    Throughout the Second World War British and American companies competed to gain the contract for the electrification of the central Brazilian railway. The British Foreign Office used this case to establish a broader principle with the US government that the conditions brought about by war would not be used by one country to gain commercial advantage at the expense of the other. While the US government supported this principle in theory, this article argues that they failed to adhere to it in practice. US actions in this case shed new light on the country’s economic diplomacy with Britain during World War II.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Diplomacy and Statecraft
    Additional Information: The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Diplomacy and Statecraft, 20 (1), 2009, © Informa Plc
    Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
    Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)
    ID Code: 53097
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 09 Mar 2012 02:51
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:49
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/53097

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