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Cold War Realism

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Political Science
Jeffrey Kopstein

Political Science November 29 , 2010. Cold War Realism Reading: Don Munton and David A. Welch, The Cuban Missile Crisis - A Concise History, pp.32-83 Cold War: Origins End of WII Division of Europe: Hungary 1956 1953 Stalin dies other countries within Soviet block seek independence & est. independence; Yugoslavia not part of Soviet Union Hungary wants to leave S.U. -> kick out leader and put in refined communist leader fall 1956 November Soviets strike back: send in tanks, arrest Rakifshi Hungarian Revln Division of Germany East (communist) west (liberal democratic) West Berlin Britain, France, Allies; East Communist. Summer 1961 east Germans losing people thus building of Berlin Wall to prevent east Germans from leaving Berlin wall 2 walls, 12 ft high, landmines, attack dogs, serious border Freidrichstrade (Checkpoint Charlie); Dreilinden (Checkpoint Bravo) Cold War: From Confrontation to Stalemate Nuclear Weapons. Weapons of a new kind? Difference between deterrence and defense: what are nuclear weapons good for?
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