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1989

Matthias Middell.

in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism

January 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); Cold War. 7149 words.

The essay argues that the story of 1989 can be told either as a narrow or a wide story. The narrow story focuses on the end of communism, the unification of Germany, and the subsequent...

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Africa

Elizabeth Schmidt.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Cold War

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History; Cold War; African History; Contemporary History (Post 1945). 9612 words.

This chapter examines the impact of the Cold War on Africa. It explains that while Africa is the least-known Cold War battleground, the United States, the Soviet Union, China, and Cuba...

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After the Fear was Over? What Came After Dictatorships in Spain, Greece, and Portugal

Helen Graham and Alejandro Quiroga.

in The Oxford Handbook of Postwar European History

May 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; European History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); Cold War. 11651 words.

What Spain, Greece, and Portugal have in common in the twentieth century is the manner in which their internal processes of change – rural to urban, agrarian to industrial – were intervened...

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Britain and the Cold War, 1945–1990

Klaus Larres.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Cold War

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History; Cold War; British History. 8671 words.

This chapter examines the role of Great Britain in the Cold War. It describes the condition and experiences of Britain from 1945 to 1990 and explores how Britain managed to maintain its...

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Brothers, Strangers and Enemies: Ethno-Nationalism and the Demise of Communist Yugoslavia

Cathie Carmichael.

in The Oxford Handbook of Postwar European History

May 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; European History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); Cold War. 7273 words.

In the forty-five years after World War II that Communist Yugoslavia existed, judgements as to the success of the experiment differed widely. Unlike the first royalist Yugoslav state, which...

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China and the Cold War

Rana Mitter.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Cold War

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History; Cold War; Asian History. 8611 words.

This chapter examines the role of China in the Cold War. It describes the origins of Cold War in China and the participation of nationalist China in World War 2 and the Cold War, and...

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The Cold War

Robert J. McMahon.

March 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Cold War; Contemporary History (Post 1945). 200 pages.

The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction argues that the massive disorder and economic ruin following the Second World War inevitably predetermined the scope and intensity of the Cold War....

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The Cold War and the Imperialism of Nation-States

Prasenjit Duara.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Cold War

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History; Cold War; Colonialism and Imperialism. 9340 words.

This chapter examines the role of the imperialism of nation-states in the Cold War. It suggests that the Cold War rivalry provided the “frame of reference” in which the historical forces of...

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The Cold War and the Middle East

Salim Yaqub.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Cold War

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History; Cold War. 9799 words.

This chapter, which examines the history of the Cold War in the Middle East. It explains that the Cold War in the Middle East was never a contest between equals and explains that Western...

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The Cold War in Southeast Asia

Ang Cheng Guan.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Cold War

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History; Cold War; Asian History; Contemporary History (Post 1945). 8565 words.

This chapter examines the history of the Cold War in Southeast Asia. It explains that the onset of the Cold War coincided with nationalist struggles and decolonization, and explains why...

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