Harold Macmillan

Harold Macmillan in Europe

Life and Work of Harold Macmillan (1894-1986)

The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes harold macmillan (1894-1986) in the following terms: [1] As Conservative prime minister, Harold Macmillan applied to join the EC in 1961, perhaps prompted by his own world-weary pessimism born of the UK’s relative lack of economic success, its weakening Commonwealth ties and its declining post-imperial influence in the world. There was also pressure from theUSA, which supported a united Europe. In 1962, after Macmillan and his friend President Kennedy had signed a nuclear missile agreement, President Charles de Gaulle vetoed the UK’s application, doubtless mistrusting an increased Atlanticist influence within the Community.

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  1. Based on the book “A Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union from Aachen to Zollverein”, by Rodney Leach (Profile Books; London)

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