Nationalism, Integration and Communism 1958-1962: A Frencyh Example
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This essay attempts to trace the attitude of the Communists and the French Communist Party (PCF) in particular toward the European Common Market and European integerationist tendencies in general. !n researching this subject, I became aware of the fact that sources directly related to it are scarce. As a result of this, I have had to consult a variety of indirectly related sources in researching this subject. My first step was to investigate the history of French Communism and integrationist tendencies which led to the creation of the Common Market. Next, I concentrated on Soviet attitudes toward Western European integration. This constituted the bulk of the·research and was most helpful in giving me an understanding of Communist ideology with regard to such integration. As far as I have been able to ascertain, materials which deal consistently with the PCF's attitude toward the Common Market are few and far between. However, I was able to get a considerable amount of information concerning this subject from Werner Field's essay "The French and Italian Communists and the Common Market", published in the Journal of Common Market Studies, as well as from a variety of articles which have appeared over the years in the French Communist Party's publication, E'Humanite.