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Drawing on legit files and personal papers, this ebook bargains insights into Anglo-American reactions to France's improvement of an self sustaining nuclear potential; France's bid for the political management of Europe; Britain's first program to hitch the EEC; the debatable US multilateral strength (MLF) thought for NATO; Britain's various propositions to France for the advance of an self sustaining ecu nuclear strength; the demanding Anglo-American diplomatic quarrel that was once the Skybolt concern; and the inventive international relations that produced the Nassau contract of December 1962.

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Drawing on authentic files and personal papers, this publication deals insights into Anglo-American reactions to France's improvement of an self sustaining nuclear strength; France's bid for the political management of Europe; Britain's first software to affix the EEC; the arguable US multilateral strength (MLF) thought for NATO; Britain's quite a few propositions to France for the advance of an self sufficient ecu nuclear strength; the demanding Anglo-American diplomatic quarrel that was once the Skybolt difficulty; and the artistic international relations that produced the Nassau contract of December 1962.

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They agreed that it was important to avoid a situation whereby de Gaulle would be driven away from Britain and the United States and 'into a position in which he would place all his faith upon the community of the Six'. Also, they knew that they were forced to take up de Gaulle's proposals for, 'if he were completely snubbed ... there was little chance of him being statesmanlike over the free trade area'. It would thus create a split between the Common Market countries on the one hand, and the Free Trade Area nations as an 'economic counterpoise' on the other.

The US government was receptive to Macmillan's overture, inviting the Prime Minister to Washington for the end of October. In a preliminary meeting before Macmillan's visit, John Foster Dulles met Selwyn Lloyd in Washington on 18 October, where they had discussed the commencement of 'a new and closer phase in Anglo-AmeriCan relations'. The British govenlment had just used the Queen's visit to the United States, commemorating the 350th anniversary of the British settlement of Jamestown, Virginia, as a public display of renewed Anglo-American confidence.

They were very different in their content and tone. , Ambassador Houghton handed over the President's letter, which aimed to meet the points de Gaulle raised in his memorandum. The President firmly objected to decision-making which affected the other members of NATO without their involvement. Nor did he consider an alteration to the North Atlantic Treaty in order to cover the Middle and Far Eastern regions against communism at all feasible, though in order not to close the door completely he was willing to explore the matter further.

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