A Chronology of European Security and Defence 1945-2006 by Julian Lindley-French

By Julian Lindley-French

A Chronology of ecu defense and Defence 1945-2006 is a different and authoritative resource of reference for all people with an curiosity in eu protection and safeguard over the past 60 years. An greatly annotated chronology, the booklet bargains a blow-by-blow account of the occasions that experience formed the Europe of this day. The publication rigorously locations each one occasion in context, explaining what occurred, the place, whilst, and why. Month-by-month, year-by-year Europe's contemporary previous is laid out and defined. With its obtainable format, wealthy element, and balanced research, the e-book could be crucial analyzing and reference for students, scholars, policy-makers and policy-analysts alike.

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Schuman charges the same team that drew up the plan for a European Coal and Steel Community to devise an integrated solution to this latest version of the German Problem. October 14 European Defence Community: The ECSC team, under the direction of Jean Monnet and including such notable figures as Etienne Hirsch, Pierre Uri, Bernard Clappier, Paul Reuter, Hervé Alphand, and Jacques van Helmont, complete the basic plan for an integrated European Army. It becomes known as the Pleven Plan, after the French Prime Minister of the time, René Pleven.

It is the first step on the long road to NATO enlargement. October 26 European Defence/NATO: Labour loses the British elections to the Conservatives and 77-year-old Winston Churchill is elected to a second term as British Prime Minister. October European Defence Community: As a result of a shift in attitude by the Dutch Government the Netherlands changes its position from that of observer to participant at the Paris Conference for a European Defence Community. [34] the long haul October The Nuclear Balance: The US carries out a test on the first sub-kiloton bomb.

February 8 European Defence Community: The West German Parliament, the Bundestag, votes for a resolution demanding equal status for Germany and an end to the occupation of the Western powers if it is to accept membership of the EDC. 1952 [37] February 17–19 European Defence Community: During the London Foreign Ministers Conference, the US and Britain offer to give their full support to the EDC, although short of British membership, and to play their full role in the defence of Western Europe. They also agree a position on future relations between NATO and the EDC, which averts the EDC’s immediate failure.

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