The military integration of the FRG into the Western bloc

With the Korean War (1950–1953), the Communist threat seems to be more topical than ever. The Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), at the instigation of its Chancellor, Konrad Adenauer, is making every effort to integrate politically and militarily into the West. The end of the Allied occupation and accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in 1954, the creation of a new army in 1955 and the signing in 1957 of the Rome Treaties are allowing Germany, despite the failure of the proposed European Defence Community (EDC), to integrate fully into the Western bloc.

Source and copyright

Source: Konrad Adenauer - Staatsmann des freien Deutschlands- Sankt Augustin: ACDP [Prod.], 1987. ACDP, Sankt Augustin. - FILM (00:06:13, Fotomontage, Originalton).
Archiv für Christlich-Demokratische Politik der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Sankt Augustin, Rathausallee 12, D-53757 Sankt Augustin.

Copyright: (c) Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

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