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Moscow And The Polish Crisis

An Interpretation Of Soviet Policies And Intentions, 1st Edition

By Sidney I. Ploss


192 pages

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During the Polish crisis of 1980-1981, the Western world was uncertain of the Soviet response to turmoil in Poland, and speculation about an invasion was rife. The timing of the Polish declaration of martial law came “without forewarning to the United States,†according to then Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig, Jr. In retrospect, Dr. Ploss poi

Table of Contents

Also of Interest -- Introduction -- “A Fist … Is … Senseless” -- Outcries in Low Key -- Trial of Nerves -- The Pillars in Jeopardy -- A Bid for Martial Law? -- Divide et Impera -- Congress Without a Vision -- Stake on Generals and Apparatchiki -- “This Crucial Historic Moment” -- Conclusions -- Appendix 1 -- Appendix 2

About the Author

Sidney I. Ploss is a senior Soviet analyst at the U.S. State Department. His books include Conflict and Decision-Making in Soviet Russia and The Soviet Political Process: Aims, Methods, and Examples of Analysis. He has taught at Princeton, Harvard, Pennsylvania, and George Washington universities.

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HISTORY / General