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The Cold War : a very short introduction

Author: Robert J McMahon
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2003]
Series: Very short introductions, 87.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Leermiddelen (vorm)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J McMahon
ISBN: 0192801783 9780192801784
OCLC Number: 51559153
Description: 185 pages : illustrations, maps ; 18 cm
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 87.
Responsibility: Robert J. McMahon.
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How, when, and why did the Cold War begin? Why did it last so long? What impact did it have on the United States, the Soviet Union, Europe, and the Third World? Finally, what difference did it make  Read more...

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