3 edition of origins of the Cold War found in the catalog.
origins of the Cold War
1991 by National Center for History in the Schools, University of California, Los Angeles in Los Angeles, CA .
Written in English
|Statement||by Lisa King.|
|Contributions||National Center for History in the Schools (U.S.)|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||56 p. :|
|Number of Pages||56|
The United States recognized that bolstering the economies of the European states would not only undercut Communist influence but would also provide markets for American goods. A Cold War By two sides had formed, power blocs which were deeply opposed to each other, each believing the other threatened them and everything they stood for and in many ways they did. But for almost everyone of any age, the cold war seems in retrospect somewhat nebulous: a war without a clearly defined beginning or end, when much of the action was clandestine and the ground rules were obscure; a war of mist and fog, perhaps. That agreement, of course, was quickly forgotten after the German invasion of the Soviet Union two years later. The US is generally perceived to have emerged from that particular conflict as the victor, its values victorious, its strategies and tactics seemingly vindicated Buzan,
At the same time, the Soviet Union was pressuring Turkey to allow it to build naval bases on its northwestern coast, thereby giving the Soviet Black Sea Fleet easy access to the Mediterranean. Kennan argued that while the USSR was determined to extend its influence around the world, its leaders were cautious and did not take risks. This initiative failed and in Stalin signed the Nazi-Soviet pact with Hitler, which only increased anti-Soviet hostility in the West, but delayed the onset of war between the two powers. The North Koreans were successful in the early months of the war. In this final chapter the focus shifts to the resonances of the origins and eventual shape of the Cold War for international politics more broadly. The authors argue that repeated failures to find mutually acceptable solutions to concrete problems led to the rapid development of the Cold War, and they conclude that, given the respective concerns and perspectives of the time, both superpowers were largely justified in their courses of action.
On the one hand, there were undoubted achievements: the extension of Soviet frontiers into East and Central Europe and the defeat and subjection of Germany. Beginning in the s Josef Stalin had tried to reach some sort of understanding with the West, but only because he viewed Nazi Germany as the greater threat. Nixon and Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, Eisenhower devised a New Look at foreign policy that emphasized the use of nuclear weapons, rather than conventional weapons and troops, to contain Communism. Casting Long Shadows: Revolution to War Abstract The roots of the Cold War lie in the events of and the long shadows they cast on the politics - both material and ideational - of the s and s. First, to provide a relatively straightforward account of the Cold War and its origins; one that is not simply a narrative but which emphasizes certain key themes.
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Caroline Kennedy-Pipe 4. Much of this is traceable to the defeat of the Soviet Union and the implosion of the Soviet Empire.
The two remaining chapters provide respectively a summary and assessment of the story of the origins of the Cold War as I have recounted it and, in Chapter 7, some more general conclusions about the implications for international politics more generally. The man revered as a prophet and a genius had failed to read Hitler correctly.
Eisenhower, threatened to use nuclear weapons in The policy was concerned with future Soviet expansion and accepted, in effect, Russian control over Eastern Europe.
Caroline Kennedy-Pipe. The contributors discuss such issues as: the origins of the Cold War; stages of the conflict, how the Soviet-US rivalry ended; the nuclear arms race; strategic and ideological aspects; the uses of IR theory in Cold War studies; and the emergence of a "new Cold War history".
If we were to caricature the two main accounts about the origins of the Cold War we would find diametrically opposed interpretations of Soviet and American behaviour. The United States recognized that bolstering the economies of the European states would not only undercut Communist influence but would also provide markets for American goods.
Kennan argued that while the USSR was determined to extend its influence around the world, its leaders were cautious and did not take risks.
As president, Kennedy pushed for a package of new social welfare spending programs that he called the New Frontier. Eisenhower also made full use of the newly created CIA to help overthrow unfriendly governments in developing countries.
Agreements regarding the postwar world were reached at Yalta and Potsdam, but the Soviets wasted no time in violating them.
Was it a temporary condition created by a combination of individual personalities and historical factors, or did it represent the clash of fundamentally irreconcilable political systems? People gathered in the streets of the capital to protest against Tsar Nicholas II.
Like many of the statesmen of his age, he believed that the proper means of responding to an international bully was a credible threat of force; "appeasement" was a dirty word, as it would only lead to new demands. Curriculum Details Content Background Although the alliance between the United States and the Soviet Union had brought victory in World War II, wartime cooperation meant glossing over many serious differences between the two.
Who or what was responsible? Table of Contents Introduction Abstract This book is an attempt to accomplish two things. Altogether, more than 1. This book moves beyond the focus on economic considerations that was central to the work of New Left historians, examining the many other forces—domestic politics, bureaucratic inertia, quirks of personality, and perceptions of Soviet intentions—that influenced key decision makers in Washington, and in doing so seeks to analyze these determinants of policy in terms of their full diversity and relative significance.
The Marshall Plan was so successful that factories in Western Europe were exceeding their prewar production levels within just a few years. Caroline Kennedy-Pipe 2.
Although there was no traditional warfare, there was a nuclear standoff and attitudes and ideology hardened over the next decades, the gap between them growing more entrenched. The purpose of this volume is to take stock of where these new materials are taking us in terms of our understanding of what the Cold War was about and how we should study it.
When the Nationalist government collapsed in and the Communists established the People's Republic of China, Jiang and the Nationalists retreated to the island of Formosa Taiwan. Reflections on the Origins of the Cold War Abstract The preceding chapters have outlined in some detail the general trajectory that led to the Cold War.The Cold War dominated the world political arena for forty-five years.
Focusing on the international system and on events in all parts of the globe, Melvyn P. Leffler and David S. Painter have brought together a truly international collection of articles that provide a fresh and comprehensive analysis of the origins of the Cold War.4/5(1).
The origins of the Cold War can be traced back to the Russian Revolution ofwhich created a Soviet Russia with a profoundly different economic and ideological state to the capitalist and democratic West. The ensuing civil war, in which Western powers unsuccessfully intervened, and the creation of Comintern, an organization dedicated to the spreading of communism, globally fuelled a.
Jun 01, · The Cold War dominated the world political arena for forty-five years. Focusing on the international system and on events in all parts of the globe, Melvyn P.
Leffler and David S. Painter have brought together a truly international collection of articles that provide a fresh and comprehensive analysis of the origins of the Cold War/5(24).
This volume examines the origins and early years of the Cold War. In the first comprehensive reexamination of the period, a team of leading scholars shows how the conflict evolved from the geopolitical, ideological, economic and sociopolitical environments of the two world wars and interwar period, and discusses how markets, ideas and cultural interactions affected political discourse.
May 25, · Although the Cold War is over, the writing of its history has only just begun. This book presents an analysis of the origins of the Cold War in the decade after the Second World War, discussing the development of the United States and the Soviet Union as superpowers and the reactions of the Western European states to the growing Soviet-American rivalry.
The Cold War: A New History is meant chiefly, therefore, for a new generation of readers for whom the Cold War was never “current events.” I hope readers who lived through the Cold War will also find the volume useful, because as Marx once said (Groucho, not Karl), “Outside of a dog, a book .