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This ebook presents new and unprecedented interpretations in regard to the post-World conflict 2 historical past of the East-West clash and demands interdisciplinary methods in interpreting diplomacy. The systematic and political procedures are undoing the department of Europe and restoring an 'organically' interdependent continent. The occasions of 1989 in japanese Europe are yet a harbinger of a brand new defense order in Europe and, for the 1st time because the Treaty of Westphalia of 1648 Europe attempts to seem past state-centered strategies of security.
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26 In the late 1960s, West German Ostpolitik and its many achievements "singularized" the FRG within the Euroatlantic security community. De Gaulle's successor, Georges Pompidou, grew worried that Ostpolitik might ultimately lead to the neutralization and reunification of Germany. France rapidly compensated for its failure to deepen cooperation with the FRG by seeking better relations with the United Kingdom. As for the prospects for a European security conference, such a development created new frictions within the Western camp.
23 Although the United States pushed detente forward in the early 1960s, the situation changed dramatically in the course of the decade. As a result of West German Ostpolitik-and, indeed, much less as a result of de Gaulle's diplomacy-the United States started to speak out vigorously for unity in the Atlantic alliance. S. -vis Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. S. foreign policy in early 1969, expressed his deep worry over the course of events in Europe. S. participation in detente in the future.
He had described this presence as a "bone in Russia's throat," and it undoubtedly did represent an acute and constant danger, threatening, in fact, Soviet control over East Germany and ultimately over all of Eastern Europe. 4o If successful, Moscow would greatly strengthen its geopolitical position at the heart of Europe and, at the same time, cement the Yalta legacy. Furthermore, the Soviet Union would have been able to demonstrate superior strength vis-a-vis the United States by making Europe its (nuclear) hostage.