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Author Hitchcock, William I.

Title France restored : Cold War diplomacy and the quest for leadership in Europe, 1944-1954 / William I. Hitchcock, foreword by John Lewis Gaddis
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [1998]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 291 pages)
Series The new Cold War history
New Cold War history.
Contents ""Contents""; ""tables & map""; ""foreword""; ""acknowledgments""; ""abbreviations""; ""Introduction""; ""The Founding of the Fourth Republic and the Conditions for French Recovery""; ""The Limits of Independence, 1944-1947""; ""No Longer a Great Power""; ""The Hard Road to Franco-German Rapprochement, 1948-1950""; ""Sound and Fury: The Debate over German Rearmament""; ""The European Defense Community and French National Strategy""; ""Conclusion""; ""notes""; ""bibliography""
Summary Publisher's description: Historians of the Cold War, argues William Hitchcock, have too often overlooked the part that European nations played in shaping the post-World War II international system. In particular, France, a country beset by economic difficulties and political instability in the aftermath of the war, has been given short shrift. With this book, Hitchcock restores France to the narrative of Cold War history and illuminates its central role in the reconstruction of Europe. Drawing on a wide array of evidence from French, American, and British archives, he shows that France constructed a coherent national strategy for domestic and international recovery and pursued that strategy with tenacity and effectiveness in the first postwar decade. This once-occupied nation played a vital part in the occupation and administration of Germany, framed the key institutions of the "new" Europe, helped forge the NATO alliance, and engineered an astonishing economic recovery. In the process, France successfully contested American leadership in Europe and used its position as a key Cold War ally to extract concessions from Washington on a wide range of economic and security issues
Analysis Samfundsvidenskab Politologi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-279) and index
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Subject Peaceful change (International relations)
Political leadership -- France.
Reconstruction (1939-1951) -- France.
World politics -- 1945-1955.
France -- Foreign relations -- 1945-
France -- Foreign relations -- Germany.
Germany -- Foreign relations -- France.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 97051123
ISBN 0807866806 (electronic bk.)
9780807866801 (electronic bk.)