Between 1945 and 1991, tension between the USA, its allies, and a group of nations led by the USSR, dominated world politics. This period was called the Cold War – a conflict that stopped short to a full-blown war.
Benefiting from the recent research of newly open archives, the Encyclopedia of the Cold War discusses how this state of perpetual tensions arose, developed, and was resolved. This work examines the military, economic, diplomatic, and political evolution of the conflict as well as its impact on the different regions and cultures of the world. Using a unique geopolitical approach that will present Russian perspectives and others, the work covers all aspects of the Cold War, from communism to nuclear escalation and from UFOs to red diaper babies, highlighting its vast-ranging and lasting impact on international relations as well as on daily life. Although the work will focus on the 1945–1991 period, it will explore the roots of the conflict, starting with the formation of the Soviet state, and its legacy to the present day.
Table of Contents
Sample table of contents (A-C):
Able Archer. ABM Treaty. Acheson, Dean. Adenauer, Konrad. Afghanistan. Agriculture. Algeria. Allende, Salvador. Alliance for Progress. Almarik, Andrei. American Century. Andropov, Yuri. Angola. Arc of crisis. Arms control. Arms race. Arms trade international. Aron, Raymond. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Atlantic Charter. Atomic diplomacy. Atomic Energy Commission. Atoms for Peace proposal. August Coup 1991. Austria. Authoritarianism. Baghdad Pact. Bahr Egon. Baker, James. Ball, George. Baltic States. Bandung Conference. Bao Dai. Bay of Pigs Invasion. Beijing Summit 1972. Bell, Daniel. Ben, Bella Ahmed. Benes, Eduard. Bentley, Elisabeth. Beria, Lavrenti. Berlin. Berlin Blockade and Airlift. Berlin Crisis (1958-1963). Bevin, Ernest. Bidault, Georges. Bogota ritos. Bolivia. Brandt, Willy. Bretton Woods System. Brezhnev Doctrine. Brezhnev, Leonid. Brzezinski, Zbigniev. Budny, McGeorge. Burman. Bush, George H. W.. Cambodia. Camp David Accords. Capitalism. Carter Doctrine. Carter, Jimmy. Castro, Fidel. Ceausescu, Nicolae. Central Intelligence Agency. Charter 77. Chernobyl disaster. Chernyaev, Anatoly S. . Chiang, Kai-shek. Chile. China Lobby. China People's Republic of. Christina Democracy. Church Committee. Churchill Winston. Cinema. Civil Defense. Civil right movement Unisted States. COCOM. Cominform. Committee on the Present Danger. Communist. Communist Parties Western Europe. Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Communist Party of the United States. Computer technology. Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE). Congo (Zaire). Congress of Cultural Freedom. Consumerism. Containment. Conventional forces in Europe Treaty. Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA< COMECON). Council of Foreign Ministers. Council of Foreign Relations. Cuba. Cuban Missile Crisis. Cultural Revolution. Cyprus. Czechoslovakia.
'This volume will be useful to libraries at all levels.' – T.M. Izbicki, Johns Hopkins University, USA
'The Encyclopedia of the Cold War: A Political, Social, and Military History (ABC-CLIO, 2007), the first reference source to take advantage of newly declassified material, has many more entries along with 350 illustrations and 171 documents, which may make it more appealing to public library patrons and undergraduate students.' – Terri Tomchyshyn, Booklist
'Encyclopedia of the Cold War is a well-researched and documented work that is recommended for large public and academic libraries.' – Terri Tomchyshyn, Booklist
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