European Union and the Resistance

  • Altiero Spinelli
Part of the Studies in Comparative Politics book series (STCP)


Even before the end of the first world war, during the inter-war years and right up to the outbreak of the second world war, a vein of political thought ran through Europe which condemned national sovereignties and set up against them the idea of a European federation.


EUROPEAN Union Sovereign State National Sovereignty Resistance Movement National Loyalty 


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    Federalist documents of the European resistance were published for the first time in Europe de demain, ed. La Baconniére, Neuchatel, 1944, edited by Ernesto Rossi, an Italian federalist who was then in Switzerland. Dr W. Lipgens, of the University of Heidelberg, is about to publish a study which will contain a good deal of source material on European federalism during the war.Google Scholar

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