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By Marc Trachtenberg, Francis J. Gavin Frank Stanton Chair in Nuclear Security Policy Studies MIT, Christopher Gehrz, Wolfram Kaiser, Erin Mahan, Paul Pitman, Leopoldo Nuti, Georges-Henri Soutou, Hubert Zimmerman

Written by means of students from either side of the Atlantic, the paintings discusses the function ecu dependence on American aid performed within the historical past of eu unification.

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But thiswas at the levelof fundamental objectives, not at the level of tactics,andthe basicJCS view was consistent with a relativelysoft negotiating strategy: if theStateDepartment (to paraphrase Nitze) hadcalled for emphasizing theUS. 87 The fact that the militaryview could be interpreted(or misinterpreted) in this waywhetherdeliberately or not is nottheissuehere-made it easierfor Acheson andhis advisors to dowhattheyprobablyreallywantedto do in any case. But theseuncertainties allowedto obscure thefactsthatthedocuments areableto establish.

JohnLewis Caddis,WeNow Know:RethinkingCold War History(Oxford: Clarendon,19971,201. 89. Caddis,WeNowKnow,199-203, 288-289. Seefor exampleBruceRussett, a Post-ColdWar World(Princeton: Princeton UniversityPress,19931,119. America,Europe,and GermanRearmament, August-September 1950 31 90. R. W. Seton-Watson, Britain in Europe,17891914(Cambridge: Cambridge UniversityPress,19381,547; Lady GwendolenCecil,Life of RobertMarquisof Salis1931),136. bury,vol. 3 (London:HodderandStoughton, 91. Seeespecially GeirLundestad, ‘‘Empire”byIntegration: 7’beUnitedStatesand EuropeanIntegration,1945-1997 (Oxford:Oxford UniversityPress,1998) and facea l’unification deI’Europe,1945-1954(Paris:A.

Semi-idealistic pressremarksthatgoodmightevencome of the Suezdifficultiesif they stimulated Europeanfederationbroughta grim smilefromFrenchpoliticians. It istruethatlatelytherehasbeenrevivedtalk on the continentabouta unitedEurope,but the feelingof unionunfortunately s e e mto be foundedlargelyon a commondislikeof Mr. 2 Thenin earlyNovember, thespectacular climaxof theSuezCrisis,alongwith the bloodysuppression of the Hungarian revolution by SovietandWarsaw Pactforces,highlighted Europe’s weakness in a worlddominated by thetwo 33 34 Chapter2 superpowers.

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