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Profits of Peace: The Political Economy of Anglo-German Appeasement

Scott Newton

Abstract

This interpretation of Anglo-German appeasement challenges existing accounts, both orthodox and revisionist, by focusing on the economic motivations behind appeasement rather than on the workings of foreign policy. This book argues that appeasement stemmed from the determination of interwar administrations particularly that of Neville Chamberlain, to protect the liberal-capitalist status quo established in the collapse of Lloyd George's attempts at reconstruction after 1918. This book shows that the government, aided and abetted by the Bank of England, the City, and large-scale industry, maint ... More

Keywords: Anglo-German appeasement, economic motivations, foreign policy, Neville Chamberlain, Lloyd George, Bank of England, the City, Winston Churchill

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198202127
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202127.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Scott Newton, author
University of Wales College, Cardiff