By Roberto Cantoni
The significance of oil for nationwide military-industrial complexes seemed extra truly than ever within the chilly conflict. This volume argues that the private acquisition of geoscientific wisdom used to be paramount for states, not just to supply for his or her personal power wishes, but in addition to buttress nationwide fiscal and geostrategic pursuits and defend strength security.
By investigating the postwar rebuilding and enlargement of French and Italian oil industries from the second one half the Nineteen Forties to the early Sixties, this publication exhibits how successive administrations in these nations devised ideas of oil exploration and shipping, aiming at reaching a better measure of strength autonomy and establishing strong oil companies which could enforce these suggestions. notwithstanding, either inside of and outdoors their nationwide territories, those eu international locations needed to confront the hot chilly struggle balances and the pursuits of the 2 superpowers.
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