What does " the foundation of British resistance " mean in this sentence ?

Throughout the two-month Lend-Lease debate and indeed back through the presidential campaign in the latter part of 1940, Roosevelt had been severely circumscribed by politics in dealing with burgeoning threats abroad. He had to gain a mandate for his leadership and his party’s and in Lend-Lease secure the foundation of British resistance and American rearmament before risking new military or diplomatic initiatives. Now at last he had some elbow room.

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  • RP
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    1 month ago

    In this context, it means the basis for British resistance.

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  • martin
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    1 month ago

    The foundation of British resistance, in the context of the early 1940's referred to Britain's resistance against the growing threat of Nazi German military.

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