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Anthony Eden
Eden
Historical Figure
Nationality: United Kingdom
Date of Birth: 1897
Date of Death: 1977
Cause of Death: Liver cancer
Religion: Anglicanism
Occupation: Politician
Spouse: Beatrice Beckett (1902–1957) (1923 – divorced 1950)
Clarissa Eden, Countess of Avon (born 1920) (1952–1977)
Political Party: Conservative Party
Turtledove Appearances:
Worldwar
POD: May 30, 1942
Appearance(s): Striking the Balance;
Aftershocks
Type of Appearance: Direct
The War That Came Early
POD: July 20, 1936;
Relevant POD: September 29, 1938
Appearance(s): The Big Switch
Type of Appearance: Direct
Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, KG, MC, PC (12 June 1897 – 14 January 1977) was a British Conservative Party politician. He served Foreign Secretary for three periods between 1935 and 1955, including during World War II. He was Prime Minister from 1955 to 1957. While his first year was reasonably successful, the Suez Crisis of 1956 proved a disaster, and Eden resigned in disgrace.

Anthony Eden in WorldwarEdit

Anthony Eden served as Secretary of State for War and later Foreign Secretary during World War II and the Race Invasion, and later became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

When Winston Churchill became Prime Minister in 1940, he appointed Eden Secretary of State for War. Later in 1940 Eden returned to the Foreign Office, and in this role became a member of the executive committee of the Political Warfare Executive in 1941.

After the Race's Conquest Fleet invaded Earth in 1942, Eden did not represent Britain at Big Five strategy conferences, as these were hosted in London and Churchill himself was available to speak for Britain.[1] However, Eden did travel extensively during the war, mainly to the United States and Germany, and he represented Britain when Fleetlord Atvar convened a meeting of representatives of leading human governments in Cairo in 1944 to discuss peace terms.[2]

At Cairo, Eden obtained guarantees that the Race would respect British sovereignty, but would not have full diplomatic relations with the Race until it developed an atomic bomb. Eden was also forced to give up Britain's territorial claims to its imperial colonies except for Canada[3] (which was too cold for Race habitation) and New Zealand (which had been too small for the Race to bother with).[4]

Eden succeeded Churchill as Prime Minister and was head of Britain's Government when the Colonization Fleet arrived in 1962.[5] As Prime Minister, he cultivated a closer relationship with Germany and made life difficult for Britain's Jews. He kept Britain out of the Race-German War of 1965, but his government did express its support for Germany.[6]

Eden traveled to Little Rock for the state funeral of President Earl Warren later that year.

Anthony Eden in The War That Came EarlyEdit

Anthony Eden was part of the group of disgruntled MPs gathered together by Ronald Cartland after Britain allied with Germany in mid-1940.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. See, e.g., In the Balance, pgs. 220-227
  2. Striking the Balance, pg. 373.
  3. Ibid., pg. 397
  4. See Colonization generally.
  5. Aftershocks, pg. 301. He's not identified as PM before then, but it's reasonable to assume he was PM since Second Contact.
  6. Down to Earth, pg. 443.
  7. The Big Switch, pg. 342.
Political offices
(OTL)
Preceded by
Winston Churchill
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1955-1957
Succeeded by
Harold Macmillan
Preceded by
Lord Halifax
Foreign Secretary
1940–1945
Succeeded by
Ernest Bevin
Preceded by
Ernest Pollock, 1st Viscount Hanworth
Member of Parliament for Warwick and Leamington
1923–1957
Succeeded by
John Hobson
Political offices
(Worldwar)
Preceded by
Last known is Winston Churchill
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
195?-196?
Succeeded by
Unknown

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