1945 British National Archives Document Reveals Prime Minister Clement Attlee Desire for New World Order With Russia, U.K., and U.S.

Posted: November 14, 2014 in Society and Culture, War Is The New Economy


“The only course which seems to me to be feasible and to offer a reasonable hope of staving off imminent disaster for the world is joint action by the USA, UK and Russia based upon stark reality. We should declare that this invention has made it essential to end wars. The New World Order must start now. All nations must give up their dreams of realising some historic expansion at the expense of their neighbours. They must look to a peaceful future instead of to a warlike past.”

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Extracts from a memorandum on the Atom Bomb from Prime Minister Clement Attlee, 28th August 1945

Catalogue ref: CAB 126/257

Extracts from Prime Minister’s memorandum on the Atom Bomb, 1945; CAB 126/257

Extracts from Prime Minister’s memorandum on the Atom Bomb, 1945; CAB 126/257

Extracts from Prime Minister’s memorandum on the Atom Bomb, 1945; CAB 126/257

Extracts from Prime Minister’s memorandum on the Atom Bomb, 1945; CAB 126/257

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What is this source?

These extracts come from a memorandum on the Atomic Bomb from Prime Minister Clement Attlee, 28th August 1945.

Attlee became Prime Minister in July 1945 after defeating Winston Churchill in the General Election. This meant that Attlee took office during the final conference of the Allies in World War 2 at Potsdam in Germany (July 17-August 2, 1945).


What’s the background to this source?

The war in the Pacific was fought mostly (but not solely) between US forces and the forces of Japan. It began in December 1941 and cost many thousands of lives. By early 1945 US forces were beginning to invade the islands that made up the Japanese homelands. In February-March 1945 the Allied forces suffered huge casualties when they invaded the tiny island of Iwo Jima. Soon afterwards they suffered heavy casualties again when they invaded Okinawa. After assessing the situation US military and political leaders decided to use the new weapon that they had just developed, the Atom Bomb.

US President Truman consulted his commanders, scientists and also his allies, particularly British leader Winston Churchill. Churchill felt the bomb should be used to shorten the war. The military leaders were divided and many of the scientists who developed the bomb also felt that it was wrong to use it. In the end, Truman did decide to use it, and even said later in his life that the decision was easy.


It’s worth knowing that…

After the war the United States suggested passing the responsibility for controlling nuclear technology to the newly formed United Nations and offered to get rid of its atomic weapons. However Russia did not trust America to keep its word and refused, going on to test its own atomic bomb in 1949.

Clement Atlee expected the United States to share its nuclear discoveries. Britain had supplied technical information and scientists to the Manhattan Project to build the bomb. But the US government passed the McMahon Act forbidding the transfer of atomic secrets to other countries. Atlee’s government then decided to develop its own nuclear weapons and Britain became the third nuclear power in October 1952.


How will you use this source?

  1. Why do you think the Prime Minister felt that it was “useless” to try and keep the scientific knowledge of the Atom Bomb secret from other countries?
  2. Why do you think the Prime Minister said: “this invention has made it essential to end wars”?
  3. Do you agree or disagree with any of the ideas in this source? Explain your views
  4. Which parts of the source do you think will be useful in preparing for your TV debate?

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SOURCE: https://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/david-lowry/world%E2%80%99s-only-proproliferation-treaty

SOURCE: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/worldwar2/theatres-of-war/pacific/investigation/atom-bomb/sources/docs/3/

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  1. Steven says:

    This plan has been in the works for a long time.
    There are so many problems with a global government a one world government or / ORDER that will have serious issues not apparent yet, but will come to light soon enough if this gets the global cooperation it needs to happen.
    It sets us all up to become slaves to a society governed by a few key players, and we cannot trust what they say now, that will only get worse when they control all the media in the world.
    It will be in nature at the very least a communist regime, and a police state driven means of control.
    I hate to think of what will happen to those of us who want our freedom and retaliate against this global cabal. The loss of freedom and person property will be a thing of the past. Our right to travel freely in personal vehicles will be a thing of the past, and obviously owning a gun, rifle or any other personal weapon will be banned.
    This is enslavement with no where to go.
    What we eat, drink, where we live and work will all be controlled by government agencies world wide. I think it’s imminent that the population will decrease dramatically, so the dictators have more control of it’s slaves.
    The vaccines they are pushing for right now to be mandatory is one example of how this control of population and our over-all health will take place.
    We need to fight hard, very hard hard and be relentless to keep our freedom of choice.
    Once it is gone we will be cattle led to the slaughter house.
    They will have our DNA records, our complete histories and will pick and choose who lives and who dies..
    I suggest anyone who has not read in full AGENDA 21, and go back in time to look into the issues people have exposed in the agenda, need to read it or atleast parts of it that will effect you.
    In the end you will have read the whole thing.
    For them to try and implement this under the radar is the first clue something is terribly wrong.
    It only gets worse once you realize that, and find out why.

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