The Common Market, a success for Europe and for France

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Histoire. Le Monde contemporain de 1914 à nos jours (tome 2)/ Guillaume de Bertier - Paris: J. de Gigord, 1967, pp. 47-48. -
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The author defines the concept of “civilisation” before outlining the history of “Western civilisation” and taking a closer look at “European civilisation” and the young Common Market with an initial stock-taking of its progress thus far.




In this passage, Guillaume de Bertier describes the long path to unity traversed by the Western European states since the Marshall Plan (1948). Concerned about their “autonomy” and “freedom” (p. 46) in the face of the double threat of Soviet occupation and the American “protectorate”, the “free nations of the old continent” had had no choice [mehr...]