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Chapter 8-To the Twenty-first Century What was the potential and problems of each of the leading military/political countries in Europe? - Germany o Economic prospects not a big issue GNP larger than Britain or France Largest producer in EEC of certain goods International reputation for quality products o Problems EEC’s agricultural system was a drain for Germans Future Germans won’t want to work as hard o German-German relationship (all German speakers brought together) economic powerhouse military size o strong defense system - Britain o Fall in manufacturing power Shifted into services o Divergence between poor economic state and strategical posture Vulnerable to weapon prices Vulnerable to domestic-political constraints on defense spending o Obstacles Overseas commitments Investments in high cost military systems - France o Problems with defense policy Lack of domestic questioning o Economic benefits Larger per capita GNP than Britain
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2011 for the course HIST 038 taught by Professor Burns during the Fall '10 term at GWU.

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Chapter 8-book3 - Chapter 8-To the Twenty-first Century...

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