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OTTAWA—Conceived as a kind of fireside chat among the leaders of the biggest industrial democracies, the first high-level international “summit” was hosted by French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing at the Chateau de Rambouillet outside Paris in 1975. While the need to deal with the economic crisis set off by the 1973-74 oil shock was urgent enough, the meeting was exemplary for its relaxed, straightforward and intimate tone. In this way the West’s leaders, along with Japan’s, sought to

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