This chapter explores the ideas and geopolitical factors which influenced the contents of the Treaty. Andrew Moravcsik makes a strong case for the predominance of powerful economic interests as the factor shaping the contents of the Treaty of Rome, though he does admit the limited influence of geopolitical factors such as the Cold War. Cold War logic held the Soviet Union responsible for the division of Germany, and not to allow East Germany access to the common market would have been a legitimation of the Soviet control of part of Germany. The Americans, Adenauer continued, wanted to come to an agreement with the Soviet Union, presumably at the expense of Europe. As for Germany as an economic power, as early as December 1955, an unsigned report from the central Europe division of the French foreign ministry warned of the new confidence of German industry and its spirit of initiative.