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By William I. Hitchcock

Historians of the chilly conflict, argues William Hitchcock, have too
often missed the half that ecu international locations performed in shaping
the post-World conflict II overseas approach. In particular,
France, a rustic beset by means of fiscal problems and political
instability within the aftermath of the warfare, has been given short
With this publication, Hitchcock restores France to the narrative
of chilly battle heritage and illuminates its valuable position in the
reconstruction of Europe. Drawing on a big selection of evidence
from French, American, and British files, he indicates that France
constructed a coherent nationwide approach for household and
international restoration and pursued that approach with tenacity
and effectiveness within the first postwar decade. This once-occupied
nation performed an integral part within the career and administration
of Germany, framed the foremost associations of the "new" Europe,
helped forge the NATO alliance, and engineered an astonishing
economic restoration. within the approach, France effectively contested
American management in Europe and used its place as a key Cold
War best friend to extract concessions from Washington on a large range
of fiscal and safety issues.

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