By Jeffrey Glen Giauque

Within the past due Nineteen Fifties, opposed to the unfolding backdrop of the chilly struggle, American and ecu leaders all started operating to reshape Western Europe. They sought to conform the sector to a altering international within which ecu empires have been speedily disintegrating, Soviet impact was once spreading, and the USA might now not shoulder the full political and fiscal burden of the West but hesitated to proportion it with Europe. concentrating on the 4 greatest Atlantic powers--Britain, France, Germany, and the United States--Jeffrey Giauque explores those early phases of ecu integration. Giauque makes use of facts from newly opened foreign documents to teach how a mixture of cooperation and collaboration formed efforts to unify postwar Europe. He examines the "grand designs" every one nation built to improve its personal pursuits, particular plans for collaboration or accord, and the reactions of the opposite Atlantic powers to those proposals. Competing nationwide pursuits not just derailed many another way sound plans for ecu harmony, Giauque says, but additionally inspired such nascent ecu associations because the universal marketplace, the antecedent of brand new ecu Union. certainly, past studying the origins of the ecu neighborhood, this comparative examine presents perception into nationwide attitudes and aspirations that proceed to form ecu and American regulations this present day.

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Pineau argued that if the institutions of the new organizations could be established in Paris, the city would be “the definitive future capital of Europe” and France would become the center of a new European grouping and the magnet for all future European developments. 88 This idea of Franco-German collaboration as the basis of the Common Market coalesced only after one last supreme French effort at an arrangement with Britain. During the fall of 1956, Prime Minister Mollet, in the midst of the close Franco-British collaboration during the Suez crisis and in the face of slow progress in the negotiations of the Six, made a breathtaking offer to the British.

France needed Western Europe, and Germany in particular, in order to establish a political-strategic equilibrium with the Soviet Union and to carry out an independent foreign policy vis-à-vis the United States. De Gaulle hoped to use this European power base not only to maintain French influence in Africa, but also to force the United States and Britain to reform the Atlantic alliance and establish a tripartite leadership arrangement in which the three “global” powers in the alliance would act as a directorate and coordinate their policies all over the world.

First, as discussed in the next chapter, they believed it possible to create a free trade area to complement the Common Market and protect their political and economic interests. 102 Once the Common Market failed, the British could move in and pick up the pieces, just as they had used the  to recoup the  failure. 103 Britain’s policy of restraining the Six also included the promotion of the existing Western European cooperative institutions, such as the , the Council of Europe, and the .

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