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The Atlantic Rim:

A New Conceptualization of Pan-Atlantic Relationships

By

Professor Peter Karl Kresl

Professor of Economics and International Relations

Bucknell University

and

Director, The Atlantic Rim Institute

Contents:

1.Introduction2

2.Atlantic Interaction in History4

2a.Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries5

2b.Twentieth Century7

3.The Atlantic Rim as a Concept10

4.Primary Aspects of Atlantic Rim Interaction15

4a.Trade and Investment15

4b.Cultural and intellectual contact19

4c.Defense Relations26

4d.Tourism30

5.Contemporary Relations of the Atlantic Rim (needs much)32

5a.NAFTA – EU32

5b.NAFTA – Africa36

5c.NAFTA – Central and South America36

5d.EU – ACP38

5e.Central and South America – EU39

5f.Central and South America – Africa41

5g.EU – Africa41

6.The Atlantic Rim in the Global Context43

7.Prospects for the Future46

8.Final Words47

1.

Introduction.  

On the eve of the 20th century, the world economy was compartmentalized into blocs of nations, each dominated by one imperial power.  Britain, France and Spain had long had the status of imperial centers, but during the last decades of the 19th century the United State, Germany, Russia, Belgium and Holland scrambled to achieve this position.  The United States had just passed the Dingley Law, which pushed average tariff rates to over 46 per cent, France was in the throes of the protectionist policies of Jules Méline, Canada was in the process of rejecting a free trade agreement with the U.S., and, in general, a liberal economic order was nowhere on the horizon. A century later, formal

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