Hungary In The Cold War, 1945-1956


Based on new archival evidence, examines Soviet Empire building in Hungary and the American response to it.
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Based on new archival evidence, examines Soviet Empire building in Hungary and the American response to it.
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Foreign Affairs
From the wealth of new Cold War history comes insight into how it looked, felt, and was for third parties. Borhi opens the Hungarian archives for English readers and tells from a Hungarian perspective the familiar stories of the end of World War II, the imposition of the Soviet model on Eastern Europe, and the explosion of 1956. Not only does this yield new detail that considerably complicates the stark narrative of the Cold War years, but it also puts motivations and events in a new light. Borhi lays heavy stress, for example, on the economic reasons of Stalin and his successors for subjugating a country such as Hungary. Then there are the surprises, as in his day-by-day, blow-by-blow account of the run-up to the Soviet intervention in the fall of 1956: how conflicted, confused, and misled Khrushchev and the Politburo were over the decision, and the degree to which the coincidental French-British assault on Egypt played a causal role.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789639241800
  • Publisher: Central European University, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Pages: 372
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. I We do not wish to move a finger 17
Ch. II The myth of democracy 47
Ch. III The communists take over 111
Ch. IV The merchants of the Kremlin 139
Ch. V Empire by coercion 197
Ch. VI Containment, rollback, liberation or inaction? 269
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