By Charlie Whitham
Promoted as a way for rectifying the issues of a sector in severe desire, the Anglo-American Caribbean fee (AACC) in basic terms uncovered and exacerbated the underlying antagonisms among Britain and the U.S. over the industrial and political constitution of the post-war international. This learn areas the AACC, shaped in 1942, in the context of the Anglo-American wartime designated courting, and examines the political, monetary, and defense causes on the middle of this detailed and little-known collaboration. It exposes the selection of the USA to take advantage of exigencies of conflict to impose its post-war plans upon Britain, and the tenacity of the British to guard even the smallest and least appeared of its possessions despite neighborhood and overseas opposition.
The AACC was once a battleground of conflicting British and American visions of a brand new West Indies, and it is going to hence function a practice session for key debates that will emerge on the finish of the battle. For the us, the AACC was once a car for selling America's wide postwar goals within the West Indies; for Britain, it used to be easily a part of the cost that needed to be paid for American assistance within the warfare attempt. Debates in the AACC over the way forward for West Indian sugar, the legislation of price lists and alternate, constitutional reform and the growth of civil aviation reflected wider British and American differences.