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Reconstructing the Cold War: The Early Years, 1945-1958

Ted Hopf

Abstract

General answers are hard to imagine for the puzzling questions that are raised by Soviet relations with the world in the early years of the Cold War. Why was Moscow more frightened by the Marshall Plan than the Truman Doctrine? Why would the Soviet Union abandon its ally, Yugoslavia, just when the Cold War was starting? How could Khrushchev’s de-Stalinized domestic and foreign policies at first cause a warming of relations with China, and then lead to loss? What can explain Stalin’s failure to ally with the leaders of the decolonizing world against imperialism and Khrushchev’s enthusiastic emb ... More

Keywords: Soviet Union, Cold War, Khrushchev, Stalin, Lavrentii Beria, Malenkov, Eastern Europe, Tito, Yugoslavia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199858484
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858484.001.0001

Authors

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Ted Hopf, author
Ohio State University

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