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ADB s Need to Stand Apart

never applied in its entirety, however. and started under inauspicious circumstances, for Bonn did establish diplomatic relations with Moscow even while the Soviet Union recognised GDR. This initial 'exception' was later extended to include several other states, as and when they recognised GDR, though not without some coutretemps as in the case of Yugoslavia. Now a point has been reached when the Doctrine can not be sustained even as a fiction. For, has not Willy Brandt's own Government now recognised GDH as a "separate state'?

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