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By Marc Trachtenberg, Francis J. Gavin Frank Stanton Chair in Nuclear Security Policy Studies MIT, Christopher Gehrz, Wolfram Kais

The steadfast alliance among the USA and Europe represents essentially the most very important and complicated political relationships within the glossy international. yet with the top of the chilly battle, the USA and Europe appear to be drifting aside. In among Empire and Alliance, students from each side of the Atlantic learn the main extreme part of the chilly War—the area century from 1950 to 1974—to discover the ever-changing dating among the USA and Europe. on the top of the chilly struggle, the USA took at the function of Europe's nice protector, yet instead of create a feeling of protection for the Europeans, this dependence on an outdoor strength for cover turned the resource of significant nervousness in Europe. utilizing archival records that experience just recently develop into to be had, the participants think about the political, social, and financial implications of particular American regulations on eu international locations and, extra importantly, the function of yank help within the force for ecu unification. offering an image of U.S.-European kinfolk either throughout the chilly struggle and this day, among Empire and Alliance sheds new gentle at the way forward for the United States and Europe.

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