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Britain, Germany, and Western Nuclear Strategy$
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Christoph Bluth

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198280040

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198280040.001.0001

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Nuclear Weapons Policy in the Context of Détente and Arms Control

Nuclear Weapons Policy in the Context of Détente and Arms Control

(p.143) 5 Nuclear Weapons Policy in the Context of Détente and Arms Control
Britain, Germany, and Western Nuclear Strategy


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This chapter discusses the political aspects of European security. It focuses on the implications of different interests of Alliance partners for efforts to achieve détente and arms control regimes. It shows how West German policy adapted internationally. The chapter also discusses the ‘Gaullist’ and ‘Atlanticist’ tendencies in West German politics and discusses the consequences of the termination of the ‘Gaullist’ alternative. This chapter also focuses on the efforts of the British in achieving a Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty at the expense of its relation with the Federal Republic.

Keywords:   nuclear policy, European security, Alliance, West Germany, Gaullist, Atlanticist, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Federal Republic

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