Historical Relations Between United States And The United Kingdom

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The phrase ‘ Special Relationship’ refers to the exceptionally close political, diplomatic, cultural and historical relations between the United States and the United Kingdom. First used by Winston Churchill, this one phrase summed up the entirety of the relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom, both of their shared history and their camaraderie to come in future decades ("A Point of View: Churchill and the Birth of the Special Relationship."). The cultural substance of this Special Relationship is made up of a shared history, cultural similarities and common ground in politics and diplomacy. These factors have lead to an environment, both politically and culturally, that created “one of the most successful and stable international cooperative efforts in modern history” (Brown, 3). This term was first coined by Winston Churchill, during his 1946 Sinews of Peace speech. It was a landmark speech coining not only the term Special Relationship, but the phrase Iron Curtain, as well ("A Point of View: Churchill and the Birth of the Special Relationship."). Even though the phrase dates back only to 1946, the Special Relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States stretches back farther than that. The United States’ history is firmly intertwined with that of the United Kingdom. Although their original relationship, terminating in 1776, didn 't end so well, the two countries would eventually re-ally themselves. Their foreign policy interests…

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