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  1. Introduction
  2. The Dilemma of Britain
    1. A real lack of interest in Europe
    2. An ambiguous response or 'Cordial bail'
  3. The need to protect Britain's global interests
    1. Europe against Commonwealth
    2. Europe against the rest of the world
  4. The need to channel this plan was said to be too ambitious
    1. Insert the plan in the League
    2. Too rapid?

The role of the United States in the European construction is unknown, and yet they have been very active in the integration process of Europe since the Second World War until today. Their position vis-à-vis this unification has evolved over time and according to the political figures who head the government. To understand the U.S. involvement, we must go back to the period of the Second World War until the 1950s, as these years marked a watershed in the global organization. American foreign policy was marked by a strong commitment to isolationism after Roosevelt's election to head the country in 1933. From his inaugural address of March 4, 1933, he translated the need to direct all the action of the federal government domestic economic actions. He said that the U.S. should remain neutral and free from any connection, to defend their economic system, their currency, etc. Concerning the world situation at the time, and the existing tensions in Europe, he said "The U.S. Government U.S. has no interest in Europe and will not provide any requirement in the conduct of these negotiations "(Speech of 27 September 1938). However, between 1937 and 1940, he would rethink his conception of foreign policy. A revolution occurred in his thought, and isolationism and neutrality were no longer deemed enough to protect America. He stressed the need for a "concerted effort" and a "positive business" of peaceful nations. Progressively he went on to guide the American people towards a least neutralist policy, for the defense of a democracy that was gravely threatened. The world order became a priority of American foreign policy and the European conflict was at the center of attention.

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