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Politics of European Integration: Political Union or a House Divided? by Andrew Glencross

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2

The Institutional Development of European Integration, 1945–1973

Contents
2.0 Introduction: Uniting for Peace
2.1 The Struggle to Resolve Post-War Security and Economic Issues, 1945–1951
2.2 The Creation of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) in 1951
2.3 The Functioning of the ECSC and the Attempt at Full Military and Political Union, 1951–1957
2.4 The Continuing Pursuit of Economic Integration: Creating the EEC, 1957
2.5 Overcoming the First Tests: The Common Agricultural Policy and the Empty Chair Crisis, 1957–1973
2.5.1 The launch of the Common Agricultural Policy
2.5.2 The empty chair crisis
2.6 Concluding Summary
Learning Objectives
  • to identify the key problems facing Western Europe after 1945;
  • to analyze the role played by the USA in post-war European security;
  • to contrast the different national interests behind Franco-German reconciliation;
  • to assess the impact of the failure of the EDC on the trajectory of integration;
  • to distinguish between the policy objectives of the ECSC and those of the EEC;
  • to evaluate why de Gaulle wanted to change the EEC from within and rejected British entry.

Timeline of Key Events 2.1: End of Second World War to UK Accession to EEC (1945–1973)

1945 MayNazi Germany surrenders; war in Europe ends; Germany occupied by France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the USA
1945–1947Soviet Union takes control of Eastern Europe
1947 MarchUS President Harry Truman launches official doctrine of containing communism

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