Europe: Deadlock -- or Deathblow?

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As 1963 dawned, it promised to be the West's year of destiny. Its great hope was the Common Market, whose historic march toward the economic and political integration of Western Europe seemed as irresistible as it was irreproachable. It appeared almost inevitable that Britain would be admitted to the Common Market and be followed rapidly by its Outer Seven trading partners, forming a new Continental community as rich and populous as the U.S. Then, armed with broad tariff-cutting powers under President Kennedy's Trade Expansion Act, the U.S. was prepared to negotiate with Europe the biggest, boldest liberalization of trade...

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