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On Every Front: The Making and Unmaking of the Cold War / Edition 2
     

On Every Front: The Making and Unmaking of the Cold War / Edition 2

by Thomas G. Paterson
 

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ISBN-10: 0393964353

ISBN-13: 2900393964355

Pub. Date: 01/28/1993

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

How and why did the Cold War begin? How and why did it end? What will its end mean for international relations? Opening his new book with the drama of people struggling to survive in rubble-strewn countries after the Second World War, Thomas G. Paterson follows the lng Cold War crisis through to the dismantling of the Berlin Wall and the disintegration of the

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How and why did the Cold War begin? How and why did it end? What will its end mean for international relations? Opening his new book with the drama of people struggling to survive in rubble-strewn countries after the Second World War, Thomas G. Paterson follows the lng Cold War crisis through to the dismantling of the Berlin Wall and the disintegration of the Soviet Union. He examines features of the international system that guaranteed conflict: the great-power quest for order by building spheres of influence; the power, ideology, and strategic-economic needs of the United States and the Soviet Union that compelled activist, global foreign policies; and the personalities of key figures, from Truman to Bush, Stalin to Gorbachev and Yeltsin.In his exploration of the end of the Cold War, the author concludes that the two superpowers sought detente because they had been weakened by the economic costs of the Cold War, challenges from allies, and the diffusion of power in the international system after the rise of the Third World. As historical story and analysis, On Every Front prvides a telling acount of an era - of the making and unmaking of the Cold War.

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ISBN-13:
2900393964355
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Series:
Norton Essays in American History Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
318

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