It would be true to say that, in the matter of Europe the post-war period and more specifically the fifties and sixties, was dominated by two great currents of thinking, one embodied by Jean Monnet, the other by General de Gaulle. The former and his followers thought that one day, in the not too distant future, national sovereignties would merge into a European sovereignty and that for headway to be made in that direction, national sovereignties had to be progressively dismantled.
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