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By Wallace J. Thies

ISBN-10: 0511651082

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ISBN-13: 9780521749794

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Why NATO Endures examines army alliances and their function in diplomacy, constructing issues. the 1st is that the Atlantic Alliance, often referred to as NATO, has turn into anything very various from nearly all pre-1939 alliances and plenty of modern alliances. The individuals of early alliances often feared their allies as a lot if no more than their enemies, viewing them as transitority accomplices and destiny opponents. against this, NATO participants have been just about all democracies that inspired one another to develop more suitable. The book's moment subject is that NATO, as an alliance of democracies, has constructed hidden strengths that experience allowed it to suffer for about 60 years, in contrast to such a lot different alliances, which regularly broke aside inside of many years. Democracies can and do disagree with each other, yet they don't worry one another. in addition they want the approval of different democracies as they behavior their international rules. those characteristics represent integrated, self-healing traits, that's why NATO endures.

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Korea Tie: Myth and Reality,’’ Washington Post, September 12, 2006, p. A23, who cites ‘‘an alliance in crisis’’ due to South Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons in the 1970s. See also the references in note 90 in this chapter. In 1966, France withdrew from the NATO integrated military commands, but it did not renounce its obligations under the Treaty of Washington, thereby remaining a member of the Atlantic Alliance in good standing. Robert Keohane, ‘‘Alliances, Threats, and the Uses of Neo-Realism,’’ International Security 13 (Summer 1988): 169.

Norton, 1966); Eleanor Gates, End of the Affair: The Collapse of the Anglo-French Alliance, 1939–1940 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1981); Richard Rothstein, Alliances and Small Powers (New York: Columbia University Press, 1968). 25 26 Why NATO Endures Numerous attempts have been made to synthesize the findings of these studies,5 but the results have been less than impressive. 6 Indeed, there is a kind of schizophrenic quality to the literature on alliances. 8 Are these two perspectives mutually exclusive?

Mowatt, The Age of Reason, p. 61; Dorn, Competition for Empire, p. 96. Dorn, Competition for Empire, pp. 83, 96, 98. Eric Robson, ‘‘The Armed Forces and the Art of War,’’ in The New Cambridge Modern History, vol. 7, The Old Regime, 1713–1763 ed. J. O. Lindsay (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1957), p. 168. See also Dorn, Competition for Empire, p. 82; Speier, ‘‘Militarism in Eighteenth Century Europe,’’ pp. 307–308. 30 Why NATO Endures The mobility of armies was also limited by the poor quality of roads and inland waterways as well as by the near-impossibility of fighting in winter.

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