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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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Cold War Intelligence History

John Prados.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Cold War

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History; Cold War. 8758 words.

This chapter examines the role of intelligence operations in the history of the Cold War. The analysis reveals that Cold War intelligence agencies played important roles in foreign policy...

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Cold War Strategies/Power and Culture—East

Vladislav Zubok.

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). 8506 words.

This chapter examines the root motives behind the Soviet struggle against the West and the paradigm of Soviet international behavior related to the Cold War. It suggests that decolonization...

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Cold wars at home

Robert McMahon.

in The Cold War

March 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cold War; Contemporary History (Post 1945). 4988 words.

‘Cold wars at home’ provides an overview of the Cold War's effects on the citizens of nations across the globe. Its domestic repercussions were extensive, affecting the people of Europe,...

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A Continent Bristling With Arms: Continuity and Change In Western European Security Policies After the Second World War

Leopoldo Nuti.

in The Oxford Handbook of Postwar European History

May 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: European History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); Cold War. 8502 words.

Since the end of World War II, Europe has known an unprecedented period of peace that has profoundly altered the political landscape of the continent. Yet at the same time, for much of the...

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Decolonization and the Cold War

Cary Fraser.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Cold War

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History; Cold War; Colonialism and Imperialism. 8684 words.

This chapter examines decolonization during the Cold War. It suggests that decolonization can be considered both as a response to the globalization of European influence and as a process of...

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Democracy and Dictatorship in the Cold War: the Two Germanies, 1949–1961

Andrew I. Port.

in The Oxford Handbook of Modern German History

September 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; Cold War. 13319 words.

The ‘long 1950s’ was a decade of conspicuous contrasts: a time of dismantling and reconstruction, economic and political, as well as cultural and moral; a time of Americanization and...

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East, West, and the Return of ‘Central’: Borders Drawn and Redrawn

Catherine Lee and Robert Bideleux.

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. 8827 words.

Western Europe has not only met but also married Eastern Europe, even if there are rumours that it was a marriage of convenience, consummated in ‘EU Europe’. Nevertheless, a significant...

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Eastern Europe

Bernd Stöver.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Cold War

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Cold War; European History. 8032 words.

This chapter examines the role and experience of Eastern Europe in the Cold War. It explains that the history of East Central Europe's Cold War began with the gradual dissolution of the...

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Economics and the Cold War

Ian Jackson.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Cold War

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History; Cold War. 8004 words.

This chapter explores the economic aspect of the Cold War. It analyzes historiographic debates on the role of economic factors in the Cold War and discusses the nature and scope of the...

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The End of the Cold War

Nicholas Guyatt.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Cold War

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History; Cold War. 9734 words.

This chapter discusses the history of the end of the Cold War. It describes different versions of what signified the end of the Cold War, which include the demolition of the Berlin Wall in...

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