Political Economy versus National Sovereignty: French Structures for German Economic Integration after Versailles

  title={Political Economy versus National Sovereignty: French Structures for German Economic Integration after Versailles},
  author={Walter A. McDougall},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={4 - 23}
  • W. McDougall
  • Published 1 March 1979
  • History, Economics
  • The Journal of Modern History
"The gathering of the nations of Europe requires the elimination of the age-old opposition of France and Germany.... The solidarity in [coal and steel] production thus established will make it plain that any war between France and Germany becomes, not merely unthinkable, but materially impossible." This snippet from the Schuman Declaration of May 1950 bespeaks the faith of the postwar generation of Western Liberals that the solution to the "German problem" with its resultant twentieth-century… 
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