WHATEVER form Anglo–American co–operation may ultimately take after the War, there are certain fields in which some continuity appears to be inevitable. Notably this is true of a whole range of questions such as the future of agriculture in the United States and in the British Empire, questions of nutrition and raw materials and colonial development. Moreover, measures already undertaken, such as the establishment of a joint Canadian–American Defence Board in 1940, the first of a series of moves towards closer collaboration between the United States and its northern neighbour, like the long–term leasing to the United States of British bases in the Caribbean Sea and on the Atlantic seaboard, can scarcely be dropped, much less reversed, on the termination of hostilities with Germany. They must affect British colonial and imperial policy as profoundly as they are modifying the isolationist attitude of the United States which has characterized the last twenty–five years.

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    COLONIAL DEVELOPMENT. Nature 148, 323–325 (1941) doi:10.1038/148323a0

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