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Britain's Nuclear Weapons Discourse

Introduction It is possible to read the development of British defence policy from the end of the Second World War in terms of the nuclear question. Indeed, from before the defeat of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, Britain was working with the United States to produce nuclear forces that would enable the two states to develop deterrence of future global acts of aggression. The subsequent unfolding of events and policies could be seen as merely iterations on this fundamental position.