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Lecture 7

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Lecture number:
7
Pages:
6
School:
University of Southern California
Course:
Ir 369 - Contemporary European International Relations

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lecture 7 The Korean War and NSC 68 Korean invasion suddenly validated even the most extreme of NSC 68s conclusions 1 Confirmed all interests had become equally vital 2 Confirmed NSC 68 argument that the soviet union might resort to war by proxy even in the face of nuclear superiority o should assume behind any war anywhere else their was a soviet hand 3 Invasion confirmed NSC s 68s notion that existing US forces were inadequate 4 Invasion validated NSC s 68s call for developming and stockpiling of thermonuclear weapons Impact of the Korean war On USSR o In world of increase tensions made it impossible for any agreements between US and USSR over shared territories On the US o See US starting to support French in Indochina Vietnam Truman saw himself between a rock and a hard place colonialism and communism On Europe o French tried to flex miliarty arms in Vietnam and lost huge surprise o Europe was chestboard for Cold War once US got more involved it was hard for Europe not to be seriously effected Cold war arms race Decision to return US troops to and station ground troops Establishment of position of Supreme Allied Commander for Europe SACEUR first was Eisenhower US army in 1951 currently Admiral Stavridis first US navy admiral to become SACEUR Decision to start research on thermonuclear weapons in jan 1950 In 1950 decided to form integrated military command combo of US and European armies against the east Realized at some point west germany would have to be armed because they were on front line of cold war o Welcomed back into NATO in 1959 with resistance from French ECSC euro coal and steal community In may 1950 Schuman proposed combining coal and steal production of french and west germany under one authority Founding members france west germnay italy Benelux Precursor to treaty of Rome march 1957 which turned the ECSC into the EEC which became the EC and finally the present day EU ECSC had both econ and political aspects nascent executive body parliamentary



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