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By Alpo M. Rusi

This e-book presents new and remarkable interpretations in regard to the post-World conflict 2 historical past of the East-West clash and demands interdisciplinary techniques in examining diplomacy. The systematic and political tactics are undoing the department of Europe and restoring an 'organically' interdependent continent. The occasions of 1989 in jap 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 appear past state-centered recommendations of security.

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The government of Finland rapidly seized the initiative and on May 6, 1969, expressed its willingness to host such a conference. Although the door was now open for an all-European security conference, its agenda and parameters remained unresolved, and there was a lengthy process of negotiation before agreement was finally reached in 1973. For their part, the Warsaw Pact countries laid down their negotiating position in October 1969 with a proposal consisting of two brief but lucidly formulated items for the agenda: I.

De Gaulle's resentment of superpower hegemony in Europe contained a clear message for Moscow as well as Washington. His definition of Europe as a geographic area stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Ural Mountains remained somewhat vague, and in Washington it was considered primarily a propaganda tool for molding East European public opinion to be more favorably inclined toward West European integration. 23 Although the United States pushed detente forward in the early 1960s, the situation changed dramatically in the course of the decade.

A politically solid and economically flourishing West German state would exercise a "magnetic influence" on the people of East Germany, thus accelerating this process and above all making it increasingly costly for Moscow to maintain a communist regime against the will of the people. S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles in the· early 1950s. But both superpowers, although introducing concepts and modalities designed to overcome the division of 20 The Status Quo Plus Germany, ultimately maintained the partition, thus safeguarding their strategic interests in Europe rather than pressing too hard for change in the political and territorial status quO.

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