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Title: From Neutrality to Commitment: Dutch Foreign Policy, NATO and European Integration (International Library of Twentieth Century History)
ISBN: 1848853440
ISBN13: 978-1848853447
Other Formats: lrf doc mobi lit
Pages: 320 pages
Publisher: I.B.Tauris (June 15, 2010)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1399 kb
Size EPUB version: 1352 kb
Subcategory: Humanities




Until the mid-twentieth century, the Dutch, with their overseas empire, had managed to stay aloof from the machinations of intra-European fighting. However, the beginning of the Cold War found them persuaded by Britain and the US to break with their independent past, and fit into the emerging Western security system. William Mallinson here considers how major post-war developments in Europe affected Dutch foreign policy, traditionally one of abstentionism, and studies the extent of Dutch influence in post-war Western co-operation. Important landmarks, including the Marshall Plan, Brussels Treaty Organisation, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, Council of Europe, Schuman Plan and Pléven Plan, so vital to an understanding of contemporary international relations, are all treated incisively. The book sheds light on defence, foreign and economic policy, treating European developments from a previously neglected angle. In so doing, it provides vital insights into the history of European recovery after World War II and into the development of a postwar international order.