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Imposing, Maintaining, and Tearing Open the Iron Curtain [electronic resource]: The Cold War and East-Central Europe, 1945-1989

edited by Mark Kramer and Vít Smetana
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 2014.
Language
English
Series
The Harvard Cold War Studies Book Series
ISBN
9780739181850 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780739181867 (electronic)
Contents
  • Part I. Central Europe and the onset of the Iron Curtain
  • Stalin, Soviet policy, and the establishment of a communist bloc in Eastern Europe, 1941-1949 / Mark Kramer
  • The United States and Eastern Europe, 1943-1948 / Michael F. Hopkins
  • Concessions or conviction? Czechoslovakia's road to the Cold War and the Soviet bloc / Vít Smetana
  • Hungary's role in the Soviet bloc, 1945-1956 / László Borhi
  • Stalin, the split with Yugoslavia, and Soviet East European efforts to reassert control, 1948-1953 / Mark Kramer
  • Austria, Germany, and the Cold War, 1945-1955 / Rolf Steininger
  • Neutrality for Germany or stabilizing the Eastern Bloc? New evidence on the decision-making process of the Stalin note / Peter Ruggenthaler
  • Part II. The German question and intra-bloc politics in the post-Stalin era
  • The Berlin Wall: looking back on the history of the wall twenty years after its fall / Hope M. Harrison
  • The German problem and security in Europe "Hindrance or catalyst on the path to 1989-1990" / Oliver Bange
  • Germany and East-Central Europe, 1945-1990: the view from London / Anne Deighton
  • The German question as seen from Paris / Georges-Henri Soutou
  • Cold War, détente and the Soviet bloc: the evolution of intra-bloc foreign policy coordination, 1953-1975 / Csaba Békés
  • Part III. The role of East-Central Europe in ending the Cold War
  • Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and the revolutions of 1989: U.S. myths versus the primary sources / Thomas Blanton
  • Moscow and Eastern Europe 1988-1989: a policy of optimism and caution / Alex Pravda
  • The opening of the wall, Eastern Europe, and Gorbachev's vision of Europe after the Cold War / Svetlana Savranskaya
  • Pulling the rug: East-Central Europe and the implosion of East Germany / Bernd Schaefer
  • The demise of the Soviet bloc / Mark Kramer
  • Part IV. Long-term perspectives on the Cold War and its end
  • Nuclear weapons and the Cold War in Europe / David Holloway
  • Why did the Cold War last so long? / Mark Kramer
  • The end of the Cold War as a non-linear confluence / Richard Ned Lebow
  • Conspicuous connections: 1968 and 1989 / Oldrich Tuma
  • 1989 in historical perspective: the problem of legitimation / Silvio Pons
  • The end of the Cold War and the transformation of Cold War history: a tale of two conferences, 1988-1989 / James G. Hershberg.
Description
Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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