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The Fifty Years War

The United States and the Soviet Union in World Politics, 1941-1991

Richard Crockatt

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This is an authoritative and comprehensive history of the Fifty Years' war and the relationship that dominated world politics in the second half of the twentieth century.

For fifty years relations between the United States and the Soviet Union were deciding factors in international affairs. Available for the first time in paperback, Richard Crockatt's acclaimed book is an examination of this relationship in its global context. It breaks new ground in seeking a synthesis of historical narrative and analysis of the global structures within which superpower relations developed. Attention is given to economic as well as political and military factors.

Publishers Weekly Review

02 January 1995 – Crockatt (The Cold War Past and Present) analyzes the breakdown of the wartime alliance between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. and the two nations' differing concepts of their postwar roles. He reviews the formative period of detente, from 1965 to 1973, which witnessed the signing of major nuclear arms agreements by the superpowers, and the erosion of mutual trust in the early 1980s as the U.S. built up its military forces. The author argues that the defense buildup, particularly President Ronald Reagan's advocacy of the Strategic Defense Initiative, or Star Wars, forced the Soviet Union to match the U.S. and thereby bankrupt itself or seek accommodation. Mikhail Gorbachev chose the latter course, ushering in the end of the Cold War. American strength of will and material resources at a critical moment in Soviet history, observes Crockatt, tipped the scales in the U.S.'s favor. A comprehensive assessment of the Cold War from a global perspective.
The Fifty Years War
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  • 57,99 €
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Politics & Current Affairs
  • Published: 08 January 2002
  • Publisher: Taylor and Francis
  • Print Length: 448 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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