International: Ebbing Tide

Europe's foreign ministers consulted their calendars and saw that the time had come to talk about a European Political Community (EPC). So these busy men clapped on their Homburgs and journeyed to The Hague. In the 13th century Ridder-zaal (Hall of the Counts), the Dutch had laid a diplomatic table for six.

Germany's Konrad Adenauer proved the most ardent champion of EPC: the prosperous Germans evidently believe that they will come out on top in any U.S. of Europe. The big question remained: What will France do? Foreign Minister Bidault, fighting in the National Assembly for the less demanding European Defense Community...

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