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The European Economic Community

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When was the EEC started officially?
1957
Which European country has always had an ambivalent relationship with Europe?
Britain
The first aim of the EEC was to lower tariffs for member states, what was the second aim?
guarantee supply of raw materials
Britain was an imperial power until what year?
1948
Britain was one of _ countries to be in the UN security council, so it felt joining the EEC was unnecessary.
5
In 1957, Britain had more significant military power than any other country in: ?
Europe
The EEC comprised of countries that were what in the war? This made Britain not want to join.
invaded
Britain felt that joining the EEC might undermine her attempts to maintain good relationships with what?
Commonwealth
Britain believed they didn't need to join the EEC because she had a special relationship with who?
United States
Most British politicians were happy to see the EEC going well, but didn't want to join initially because it would interfere too much with what?
Domestic politics
When was the European Coal and Steel Community formed?
1950
When was the Messina Conference?
1955
What conference was Britain an 'observer' at, but didn't really get involved with proceedings?
Messina Conference
Who said the British response to the Messina conference was 'No, no, no'?
Margaret Thatcher
What treaty officially created the EEC?
Treaty of Rome
When was the Treaty of Rome signed?
1957
When was British membership of the EEC rejected?
1962
Who vetoed British membership of the EEC in 1962?
France
When did France veto British membership of the EEC?
1962
What year shows the reluctance of British upper classes to come to terms with Britain's economic weakness after WWII?
1962
Who resigned in 1963? Partly because of the Profumo affair but partly because of rejection from the EEC and ill health?
Harold Macmillan
Who argued that the British were too close to the Americans?
French
A delegate from which country refused to sign the Treaty of Rome in 1957 because of Britain not being there? (they missed their chance)
Germany
Which leader resented the British, viewing them as a patronising imperial power? (He WASN'T In power in 1957, but was in 1962)
Charles De Gaulle
Why couldn't Charles De Gaulle veto British entry to the EEC in 1957?
He wasn't in power
When did Charles De Gaulle die, which meant Britain could join the EEC?
1972
When did MacMillan circulate a note asking for advantages and disadvantages of joining Europe?
1960
Which industry had 1 million workers and would NOT be happy with joining the EEC? (Because of the equal distribution clause)
Coal
Who replied that "The Durham miners won't wear it." when asked about his opinion of the EEC?
Herbert Morrison
In contrast to the Continentals, a second lesson was to maintain the United States as a strong and close ally. The Conservatives in the 1950s were determined to keep the United States playing a dominant role in NATO, because they knew that peace would be imperilled if there was any return to American isolationism. One of Churchill's indictments of Chamberlain was that he had not taken seriously a secure treaty of friendship with the United States in the crucial years in which the Nazis were on the march leading up to the events in September 1939.

These reservations meant Britain was less enthusiastic to join what?
The EEC
Britain believed they had the continentals as a strong ally, this was in contrast to who?
Continentals
Britain didn't want to join the EEC because they were allied to the US and felt that they needed to play a role in _____________ by having nuclear weapons
The Cold War
What year was it when Britain finally came around to wanting to join the EEC?
1961
What crisis showed America couldn't be relied upon any more?
Suez Crisis
What did Macmillan try to do to bring 'good news' to the people?
Join Europe
After the failing of the empire, joining the EEC could help to provide a ___?
Substitute empire
What song did MacMillan get sung by Charles De Gaulle upon getting rejected from joining the EEC?
Ne pleurez pas, Milord
What (month/year) did the "Ne pleurez pas, Milord" happen in?
December 1962