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By Mike Sewell

An enticing diversity of interval texts and topic books for AS and a degree heritage. The chilly struggle used to be an financial, ideological and political disagreement. there has been no unmarried reason, no unmarried motive force and no unmarried issue that introduced it to an finish. during this incisive and thought-provoking ebook, Mike Sewell examines the complicated historiography surrounding the chilly conflict in addition to the occasions and matters themselves. themes contain: the origins of the chilly conflict, the globalisation of the warfare culminating within the Cuban Missile trouble, the interval of detente which undefined, and the top of the chilly struggle within the Eighties.

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1 Soviet plann ing for post-war Europe, January 1944 The q u est i o n of Germa ny's futu re is, of cou rse, f u n d a m e nta l to o u r i nterests . . [we p ro pose] occupation of strategic p o i nts fo r n ot l ess t h a n ten yea rs . . B rea ki n g G e r m a n y u p i nto a n u m b e r of more o r l ess i n d e p e n d ent state formati o n s . . M i l ita ry, i n d u stri a l a n d i d eo l o g i ca l [repa rati o ns, es pecial ly] repa rati o n s i n l a b o u r . . T h e U S S R's a i m m u st be to create an i n d e p e n d ent a n d v i a b l e Pola n d , b u t we a re n ot i nte rested i n c reat i n g a Po l a n d too l a rge a n d too stro n g.

The glasnost tapes, tr. and ed. j. Schechter, Lo ndon, 1 9 90, pp. 99- 1 00 . 2 9 I n structions from Georgii D i m itrov t o Czechos lovakian co m m u n ist leaders i n Dece mber 1 944, q u oted i n E . Aga -Rossi and V. Zaslavsky, 'The Sovi et Union a nd the Ita l i a n com m u n ist party, 1 944-4 8 ' , in F. Gori and S. ) , The Soviet Union and Europe in the Cold War, 1943 -53 , London, 1 9 9 6 , p . 1 80 . 30 Pechatnov, 'The b ig thre e ' , pp. 8-9. 3 1 S m i t h , America's mission, pp. 2 7 -30, h i nts that lessons fro m the reco nstruction after the civil wa r may have suggested a pol icy that wou l d , i n Lincoln 's p h ra se, ' l et 'em u p easy'.

I t h e refo re u rge . . that G e r m a n y s h a l l be give n a n o p p o rtu n ity t o l ive a n d w o r k ; that co ntro ls be exercised over t h e G e rm a n people o n ly in so fa r as our basic objectives a bsol utely req u i re . . The Russ i a n p o l i cy on bo oty in eastern G erma ny, if it is as I have heard it reported, is rat h e r o rienta l . It is b o u n d to fo rce u s to p rese rve the eco n o my in western G e rm a ny i n cl ose co-o pe rati o n with t h e B ritish so as to avo i d co n d it i o n s in o u r a reas w h i ch , i n t h e l a st a n a lysis, n e ither B ritish n o r America n p u b l i c o p i n i o n wo u l d tolerate.

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