Title

Reconciliation in Europe: Adenauer, De Gaulle and the Franco-German Treaty of Cooperation

Publication Year

1964

Keywords

foreign relations, diplomacy, post-World War II, Europe, Adenauer, Charles De Gaulle

Disciplines

Diplomatic History | European History | International Relations | Political Science

Abstract

At the end of World War II Europe lay ravaged and prostrate from the English Channel eastward to the Ural slopes. The industrial landscape had been decimated; whole cities had been reduced to rubble and countless numbers were homeless. Beyond this physical ruin, the war had uprooted traditional concepts and beliefs; the next ten to fifteen years were to witness the manifestation of many newly-founded ideas and ideals that were the result of this uprooting.

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