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The Resource Stalin and the fate of Europe : the postwar struggle for sovereignty, Norman M. Naimark

Stalin and the fate of Europe : the postwar struggle for sovereignty, Norman M. Naimark

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Stalin and the fate of Europe : the postwar struggle for sovereignty
Title
Stalin and the fate of Europe
Title remainder
the postwar struggle for sovereignty
Statement of responsibility
Norman M. Naimark
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Cold War division of Europe was not inevitable--the acclaimed author of Stalin's Genocides shows how postwar Europeans fought to determine their own destinies. Was the division of Europe after World War II inevitable? In this powerful reassessment of the postwar order in Europe, Norman Naimark suggests that Joseph Stalin was far more open to a settlement on the continent than we have thought. Through revealing case studies from Poland and Yugoslavia to Denmark and Albania, Naimark recasts the early Cold War by focusing on Europeans' fight to determine their future. As nations devastated by war began rebuilding, Soviet intentions loomed large. Stalin's armies controlled most of the eastern half of the continent, and in France and Italy, communist parties were serious political forces. Yet Naimark reveals a surprisingly flexible Stalin, who initially had no intention of dividing Europe. During a window of opportunity from 1945 to 1948, leaders across the political spectrum, including Juho Kusti Paasikivi of Finland, Wladyslaw Gomulka of Poland, and Karl Renner of Austria, pushed back against outside pressures. For some, this meant struggling against Soviet dominance. For others, it meant enlisting the Americans to support their aims. The first frost of Cold War could be felt in the tense patrolling of zones of occupation in Germany, but not until 1948, with the coup in Czechoslovakia and the Berlin Blockade, did the familiar polarization set in. The split did not become irreversible until the formal division of Germany and establishment of NATO in 1949. In illuminating how European leaders deftly managed national interests in the face of dominating powers, Stalin and the Fate of Europe reveals the real potential of an alternative trajectory for the continent.--
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Naimark, Norman M
Dewey number
940.55/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D843
LC item number
.N266 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Stalin, Joseph
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • Cold War
  • Communist countries
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Soviet Union
Label
Stalin and the fate of Europe : the postwar struggle for sovereignty, Norman M. Naimark
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Bornholm interlude -- The Albanian backflip -- The Finnish fight for independence -- The Italian elections -- The Berlin blockade -- Gomulka versus Stalin -- Austrian tangles
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
361 pages
Isbn
9780674238770
Lccn
2019012559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1089965391
  • (OCoLC)1089965391
  • 3265038
Label
Stalin and the fate of Europe : the postwar struggle for sovereignty, Norman M. Naimark
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Bornholm interlude -- The Albanian backflip -- The Finnish fight for independence -- The Italian elections -- The Berlin blockade -- Gomulka versus Stalin -- Austrian tangles
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
361 pages
Isbn
9780674238770
Lccn
2019012559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1089965391
  • (OCoLC)1089965391
  • 3265038

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