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Lecture 15 Part 2 – William Lyon Mackenzie King’s International Affairs

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Western University
History 2201E
Linda Sabathy- Judd

Lecture 15 Part 2 – William Lyon Mackenzie King’s International Affairs  King’s International Affairs o King wanted a complete freedom for Canada to act on its own in matters of international affairs; move away from Britain o Didn’t push the issue, but when the opportunity arose he took a firm stance o Common imperial policy that was in place during the war needs to be reexamined  Canada should not get involved in wars that didn’t concern it  Isolationism o Britain was supposed to defer to the empire over major changes that would affect them; started acting without permission of the dominions  E.g. Chanak Crisis, 1922  Britain occupying Turkey after WWI  Turkish forces threaten to attack British occupying forces  Britain asks dominions to send men there to support them in case it comes to war  King took a solid stance
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