United States Relations with Belgium and the Congo, 1940-1960

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University of Delaware Press, 1998 - Political Science - 289 pages
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The traverse of Belgo-American relations from a warm but limited connection in 1940 to close involvement accompanied by hurt feelings in 1961, and their subsequent rebound to a more healthy condition, frames consideration of multiple issues. Among these are the U.S. purchase of Congolese uranium and the fairness of the compensation paid, Belgium's assistance to U.S. efforts to encourage European integration, and the coming of independence in the Congo. The low country's participation in NATO, trade of Congo goods, and American policy toward UN action in the Congo are also involved.
 

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Contents

The Impact of War
15
The Tripartite Uranium Accord
42
Transition to Peace
62
From Hot War to Cold War
78
Aid Arms and Van Zeeland
111
Refining the Uranium Agreement
128
The Impenetrable Congo
149
Collaboration and Completion
173
Nadir
208
Epilogue
231
Notes
252
Works Cited
278
Index
283
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