Britain, the United States and the Common Market

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Pressures on Britain to Join Common Market

Complexity of Problems Confronting Britsh

A momentous decision confronts Great Britain: Shall it break with ancient tradition to join the continental powers of Western Europe in an economic union that may one day become a political union? Or shall it hold fast to its position as an island nation, leader of a world-wide commonwealth whose members have close economic ties and close ties of sentiment, one with another? The question is growing urgent because Britain faces a deep-seated economic crisis. While the country is currently prosperous, the exports by which it lives are lagging and its industrial production is not expanding as rapidly as that of European rivals. Meanwhile, lively economic progress among member countries of the European Economic ...

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