1966, 28 Minutes
Four hundred years ago English politician Sir Henry Wotton described the diplomat as "An honest gentleman sent to lie abroad for the good of his country".
This film explores the history of international diplomacy from the ancient civilisations of Egypt, Greece and Rome to the rise of the modern nation states of Europe. It examines its influence on nationalism, two World Wars and the United Nations, a global organisation set up after World War Two to promote international cooperation.
© 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
Director: Ian Dunlop
Running Time: 28 Minutes
Classification: Exempt from classification
Curriculum Links: Economics: Globalisation, Trade and Development; International Studies; Politics; SOSE/HSIE: Civics & Citizenship, Global Education, Human Rights, Social Justice.