Rapacki Plan

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Rapacki Plan (pronounced Rapatz-ki) is from the Polish Foreign Minister Adam Rapacki on 2 October 1957 the UN General Assembly presented a limited plan called demilitarization in Central Europe. The proposal provided for the establishment of a nuclear-free zone, which should include the People's Republic of Poland, the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic. This area was later extended to Czechoslovakia.

While the plan was a consensus among the states of the Warsaw Pact, NATO countries rejected it for various reasons.[vague] The United States, fearing for implementation of the plan Rapacki a loss of the balance of power in Europe and the United Kingdom also saw a threat to the security of NATO countries because of the dominance of Soviet forces in Eastern Europe. West Germany also looked prevented due to the Hallstein Doctrine in the signing of a treaty with the GDR.

Rapacki presented in the following years several modified versions of the original plan before, but ultimately failed, so the project was not implemented in reality.