The British Bloc in Europe

November 1944
New Republic;11/27/44, Vol. 111 Issue 22, p679
Comments on the view that the proposal to form a federation within the United Nations composed of Great Britain and Western European states, including France, Belgium and the Netherlands would resuscitate the policy of “spheres of influence” which must interfere with world unity and eventually lead to war. Proposal made during British statesman Winston Churchill's visit to Paris; Notion of a competing bloc led by the Soviet Union which exerts influence over Eastern European nations like Finland; Poland, Czecho-Slovakia and Rumania; Notion that such blocs would embody an anti-democratic imperialism; Understanding among world powers Great Britain, Russia and the United States that world peace rests on the assumption of collaboration.


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