Counterweights: The Failure of Canada's German and European Policy, 1955-1995

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Nov 20, 1996 - History - 270 pages
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Rempel traces pivotal events in the development of the bilateral relationship between Canada and West Germany, from Canada's policy on the admission of West Germany into NATO in 1954-55, through Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau's 1969 decision to reduce Canada's forces in Europe by half, to Prime Minister Brian Mulroney's 1992 decision to withdraw Canadian military forces from Europe entirely. He looks at the development of the missions and functions of the Canadian forces in Germany and assesses why Canada has failed in its efforts to integrate the political, economic, and military dimensions of its foreign policy. Counterweights highlights the profound implications of Canada's failure to develop a coordinated defence policy to support its international objectives in its present-day relations with both Europe and the United States.
 

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Contents

The Security Policies of Canada and Germany in the Cold
7
PART TWO THE CANADIANGERMAN POLITICAL
37
Canada Germany and Security in Europe 19701984
65
A Lost Chance?
82
The First Twenty Years
109
The German Defence Dilemma the Enhanced Importance
133
The Politics of the Demise of Canadas Military Commitment
163
Canada Germany the Widening Atlantic and the Future
182
relationship between the two countries from 1955 until the mid19805 Chap
195
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Roy Rempel is a policy analyst with the Intergovernmental Affairs Secretariat of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and lectures in international relations at Memorial University.

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