Cold War

ISBN-10: 0192801783
ISBN-13: 9780192801784
Edition: 2003
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Description: The massive disorder and economic ruin following the Second World War inevitably predetermined the scope and intensity of the Cold War. But why did it last so long? And what impact did it have on the United States, the Soviet Union, Europe, and the  More...

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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/10/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 4.37" wide x 6.85" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

The massive disorder and economic ruin following the Second World War inevitably predetermined the scope and intensity of the Cold War. But why did it last so long? And what impact did it have on the United States, the Soviet Union, Europe, and the Third World? Finally, how did it affect the broader history of the second half of the twentieth century - what were the human and financial costs? This Very Short Introduction provides a clear and stimulating interpretive overview of theCold War, one that will both invite debate and encourage deeper investigation.

Preface
List of illustrations
List of maps
World War II and the destruction of the old order
The origins of the Cold War in Europe, 1945-50
Towards 'Hot War' in Asia, 1945-50
A global Cold War, 1950-8
From confrontation to detente, 1958-68
Cold wars at home
The rise and fall of superpower detente, 1968-79
The final phase, 1980-90
Further reading
Index

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