Poland and the United States: achieving American national interests in Eastern Europe in the 1990s
Haynes, Paul A.
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The analysis in this thesis supports a recommendation to provide Poland $ 750 mi 11 ion a year in assistance for ten years. This program will allow the Polish government the time required to install a democratic system with a free-market economy. The assistance can be provided by either increasing foreign aid and private business incentives to invest in Poland, or by focusing the majority of the already authorized foreign aid for Eastern Europe into Poland, versus spreading it out over the entire region. The suggested policy could achieve the following goals: one, reducing Soviet influence in Europe; two, encouraging a Polish government supportive of American foreign policy; three, preventing the growth of popular disenchantment over the immediate results of democratic reforms. Poland as a strong and stable nation will act as a basic on against any future Soviet attempt to regain control of Europe. A weak Poland could ultimately result in a general European conflict and American troops being recommitted to the continent.
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