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Peace, War and Party PoliticsThe Conservatives and Europe, 1846-59$
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Geoffrey Hicks

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780719075957

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719075957.001.0001

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1852: foreign affairs, domestic problems

1852: foreign affairs, domestic problems

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(p.67) 4 1852: foreign affairs, domestic problems
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Peace, War and Party Politics
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Geoffrey Hicks

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719075957.003.0004

This chapter reviews the Foreign policy that gave clear precedence to certain countries in terms of foreign affairs and had domestic considerations that determined the course of diplomacy. It discusses how the Whigs would ‘encourage’ progress in foreign nations; the Conservatives would let the British example ‘diffuse’. This chapter also elaborates the difference between interference and non-interference and how in February 1852, the new Prime Minister's statement did not address the details of European affairs but focused on three purposes: to reject what the Conservatives regarded as the irresponsible elements of Whig foreign policy; to assuage fears about Protectionist extremism; and to give some sense of Conservative principles. The new Prime Minister stressed the importance of a calm, temperate, deliberate and conciliatory course of conduct while observing to all Foreign Powers whether powerful or weak.

Keywords:   foreign affairs, Whig foreign policy, Protectionist extremism, European affairs, Conservative principles, domestic problems

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