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History of the Council of Europe by Birte Wassenberg

What is the Council of Europe? Who founded it and why? How has it evolved since its inception after the end of World War II? What is its relationship to the European Union? Is it still relevant today? This first complete history follows the arc of the organization - from Winston Churchill’s call for Europe to unite in 1946, to the treaty that created the Council in 1949, through the period up to the Greek Crisis of 1969, through the Cold War and the tearing down of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and, finally, its expansion of the idea of “Europe” beyond the traditional continent, to include countries such as Russia and Turkey.

Law Library KJE 121 .W37 2013

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