Great Britain: Dismal Diplomacy

It was Harold Wilson's most frustrating week since last July's sterling crisis — and it was, in fact, a pretty dismal week for British diplomacy in general. Having failed in his peacemaking attempt with Soviet Premier Aleksei Kosygin, Wilson flew off to Bonn with Foreign Secretary George Brown on what appeared to be a much simpler task: to try to persuade the West Germans to help Britain gain entry to the European Common Market. Since the West Germans already are on record as favoring British entry, Wilson hoped that he could induce Chancellor Kurt...

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