European Unification

Archive Report

United States Unification of Europe

Unification and Future Support for Aid to Europe

Common economic troubles and common external threats have forced the nations of Western Europe to resort increasingly since the war to joint measures for the well-being and protection of one another. In the process new vitality has been given to the long-standing movement for European union, but progress toward the goal, now necessarily of less than continental proportions, still is hindered by the difficulties that prevented its attainment in the past. Currently, however, two special factors are building up pressure for greater accomplishment: (1) The requirements of North Atlantic defense and (2) growing resistance in Congress to making large foreign aid appropriations without evidence that the recipients are doing their utmost to reduce ...

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