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Perspectives on Invasion: Great Britain, Northern Ireland, United States, Canada, and Australia

  • James Page
  • John M. Davis
  • Michael Whitely
  • Ariel Stone
  • Tessa Schaaf
  • Doe West
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Part of the Peace Psychology Book Series book series (PPBS)

Abstract

Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the United States of America (USA), Canada, and Australia share many commonalities. One of the more obvious ones is that all four nations share English as a common language, which is an indication that all four nations share a common British colonial or imperial heritage (Darwin 2007). Interestingly, all four nations are developed nations, and all four share a high standard of living. All four are also to some extent geostrategically linked, with the United Kingdom, the USA, and Canada linked through the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the USA, Australia, and New Zealand through the Australian, New Zealand, and the United States (ANZUS) Treaty Alliance (Diamond 1998). All four nations, with occasional exceptions, share a common record of involvement in military conflict, including the two World Wars, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, the invasion of Iraq, and the Afghanistan War. The common background and strategic orientation of these Anglophone countries therefore suggests a combined analysis.

Keywords

Foreign Policy Moral Disengagement European Settler North Atlantic Treaty Organization Military Experience 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Page
    • 1
  • John M. Davis
    • 2
  • Michael Whitely
    • 3
  • Ariel Stone
    • 4
  • Tessa Schaaf
    • 4
  • Doe West
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Peace Studies, School of HumanitiesUniversity of New EnglandMadgwickAustralia
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyTexas State UniversitySan MarcosUSA
  3. 3.Educational PsychologyKent State UniversityKentUSA
  4. 4.Psychology DepartmentBoston UniversityBostonUSA
  5. 5.Quinsigamond Community CollegeWorcesterUSA

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