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Meaning of European Coal and Steel Community

Europe'an Coal' and Steel' Commu"nity

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  1. an economic union created in 1952 and providing for the pooling of coal, iron, and steel production in Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and West Germany.
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