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Money and Security

Money and Security
Troops, Monetary Policy, and West Germany's Relations with the United States and Britain, 1950–1971

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  • Date Published: April 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521782043

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  • This study links two fundamental political structures of the Cold War era, the transatlantic security system and the international monetary system. Central to this issue is a problem that soured relations among the Federal Republic and its major allies from the 1950s to the 1970s: Who was to bear the enormous cost of British and American troops in Germany? Both Washington and London identified this cost as a major reason for the decline of the pound and the dollar, whereas Germany reluctantly paid and traded "Money for Security", a fundamental pattern of its postwar foreign policy.

    • An archive-based diplomatic and financial history of relations between the US, UK and Germany in the Cold War era
    • Uses the study of the cost of troop commitments in Germany to analyse the links between monetary policy and security policy in the Atlantic Alliance
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...Zimmermann has provided an excellent model for historians and policy analysts." Anni P. Baker, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, Canadian Journal of History

    "This book presents an entirely different perspective on familiar events and is well worth reading." Military Review

    "As Zimmermann successfully links the history of the cold war to that of the story of international monetary policy, and takes an admirable multinational approach, his work should interest anyone eager to understand how the West has tried to master the burdens of collective defence." The International History Review

    "Zimmermann's thorough research and cogent analysis of American, British, and German monetary issues... is a scholarly contribution to the historiography of the Cold War." The Journal of Military History

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2002
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521782043
    • length: 292 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. On whose shoulders? German rearmament and the Cold War burden
    2. The British 'new look' and Anglo-German relations
    3. Adenauer and 'perfidious Albion': troop reductions, support costs, and the integration of Europe, 1957–9
    4. The Radford plan: America and its troops in Germany, 1955–8
    5. The political economy of US troop stationing in Europe
    6. Offset and monetary policy during the Kennedy administration, 1961–2
    7. The bargain slowly unravels: offset, troop reductions, and the balance of payments, 1962–5
    8. The culmination of the burden-sharing conflict: Chancellor Ehrard's visit to Washington in September 1966
    9. The trilateral negotiations of 1966–7

  • Author

    Hubert Zimmermann, Institute for Contemporary History, Bonn

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