Europe’s defence and Greece 1947-1996
|Subject:||HUMANITIES AND ARTS > HISTORY > GENERAL HISTORY, THEORY > CONTEMPORARY HISTORY HUMANITIES AND ARTS > HISTORY > SPECIALIZED HISTORIES > HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS HUMANITIES AND ARTS > HISTORY > SPECIALIZED HISTORIES > DIPLOMATIC HISTORY LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES > POLITICAL SCIENCES > FIELDS OF POLICY > DEFENSE POLICY LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES > POLITICAL SCIENCES > FOREIGN POLICY LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES > POLITICAL SCIENCES > FOREIGN POLICY > FOREIGN POLICY > EUROPEAN POLICY LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES > POLITICAL SCIENCES > FOREIGN POLICY > FOREIGN POLICY > EUROPEAN UNION (EU) FOREIGN POLICY|
Western European Union
European Defence Community
Based on extensive primary sources from various countries, the book tries to analyse Greece’s incorporation into Euro-American strategic planning and initiatives about the organisation of the European defence from the end of the 1940s until mid-1990s. More precisely, focuses on Greece’s efforts to accede into military alliances and treaties forged and signed from 1947 onwards with a view of shaping the defence of Western Europe (Brussels Treaty, European Defence Community, NATO, Western European Union). These efforts were viewed askance or even opposed by the European States either out of fear of any Soviet reaction or because this move was inconsistent with their own geostrategic planning for the Eastern Mediterranean region; or because they did want the extension of the transatlantic alliance so far and so close to the Warsaw Pact or, during the 1990s, because they did not want the alliance to became embroiled in the Greek-Turkish conflict. Greece’s definitive inclusion into the Western European Union in 1995 was linked to such conditions that in fact annulled the expected benefits for Greece’s defence (mainly against Turkey). Therefore, it was received by Athens lukewarm despite the fact that completed efforts undertake over many decades which had consumed huge diplomatic and political capital.
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|Bibliographic Reference:||Stergiou, A. (2021). Seeking Solidarity [Monograph]. Kallipos, Open Academic Editions. https://dx.doi.org/10.57713/kallipos-11|
1. The Defence of Europe the day after the WWII
2. The European Defence Community and The Western European Union
3. Greece’s attempts to accede to the European Political and Defence institutions
4. Greece’s and Turkey’s accession to NATO
5. WEU’s evolution and the integration Greece
Kallipos, Open Academic Editions
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