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Documents on Germany, 1944-1959: background documents on Germany, 1944-1959, and a chronology of political developments affecting Berlin, 1945-1956

Western outline of terms of treaty of assurance on the reunification of Germany, October 27, 1955,   pp. 162-164 PDF (1.2 MB)

Soviet draft treaty on collective security in Europe, October 28, 1955,   pp. 164-166 PDF (1.2 MB)

Page 164

NATO member, or vice-versa, would endanger the peace and security
which is the object of this treaty, and that all the parties would then
take appropriate action to meet that common danger.
9.-Entry into force by 8tage8-
The provisions would come into effect progressively at stages to be
Soviet Draft Treaty on Collective Security in Europe,
October 28, 19551
For the purpose of ensuring peace and security and of preventing
aggression against any state in Europe,
For the purpose of strengthening international cooperation in con-
formity with the principles of respect for the independence and sov-
ereignty of states and noninterference in their internal affairs,
Striving to achieve concerted efforts by all European states in ensur-
ing collective security in Europe instead of the formation of group-
ings of some European states directed against other European states,
which gives rise to friction and strained relations among nations and
aggravates mutual distrust,
Having in view that the establishment of a system of collective
security in Europe would facilitate the earliest possible settllement of
the German problem through the unification of Germany on a peace-
ful and democratic basis,
European states, guided by the purposes and principles of the Char-
ter of the United Nations, conclude a General European Treaty on
Collective Security in Europe the basic provisions of which are as
1. All European states, irrespective of their social systems, and the
United States of America as well, may become parties to the Treaty
provided they recognise the purposes and assume the obligations set
forth in the Treaty.
Pending the formation of a united, peace-loving democratic Ger-
man state, the German Democratic Republic and the German Federal
Republic may be parties to the Treaty, enjoying equal rights with
other parties thereto. It is understood that after the unification of
Germany, the united German State may be a party to the Treaty
under the general provisions hereof.
The conclusion of the Treaty on Collective Security in Europe shall
not affect the competence of the four powers-the U.S.S.R., the
U.S.A., the United Kingdom and France-to deal with the German
problem, which shall be settled in accordance with decisions pre-
viously taken by the Four Powers.
'Ibid., pp. 45-48.

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