Stalin's Cold War: Soviet Foreign Policy, Democracy and Communism in Bulgaria, 1941-48 available in Hardcover
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- Palgrave Macmillan UK
This work offers a major new interpretation of the Stalin's role in the gestation of the Cold War. Based on important new evidence, Dimitrov reveals Stalin's genuine efforts to preserve his World War II alliance with the US and Britain and to encourage a degree of cooperation between communists and democratic parties in Eastern Europe.
About the Author
VESSELIN DIMITROV is Reader in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.
Table of ContentsIntroduction: Casting a New Look at the Origins of the Cold War Prelude: Stalin, Dimitrov and the Nazi Threat (1933–41) Great Power Diplomacy, Resistance and Popular Front in Bulgaria (June 1941–September 1944) Wartime Coalition: Unity and Conflict (September 1944–April 1945) The Break-up of the Wartime Coalition (May–August 1945) The Search for Common Ground (September 1945–March 1946) The Hardening of Battle Lines (April–October 1946) Towards Confrontation (October 1946–September 1947) The End of National Communism (September 1947–December 1948) Conclusion: Reinterpreting the Origins of the Cold War