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“The Danger Point is Berlin”

Daniel F. Harrington

in Berlin on the Brink: The Blockade, the Airlift, and the Early Cold War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813136134
eISBN:
9780813136837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136134.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter 3 carries events forward to the imposition of the Soviet blockade, June 24, 1948. It describes the so-called “baby blockade” of early April, the London program, and Soviet responses to it. ... More


Berlin on the Brink: The Blockade, the Airlift, and the Early Cold War

Daniel Harrington

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813136134
eISBN:
9780813136837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136134.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

No place symbolizes the Cold War more than Berlin. This book examines the “Berlin question” from its origin in wartime plans for the occupation of Germany through the Paris Council of Foreign ... More


The Moscow Discussions

Daniel F. Harrington

in Berlin on the Brink: The Blockade, the Airlift, and the Early Cold War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813136134
eISBN:
9780813136837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136134.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter 7 analyzes efforts to reach agreement in talks between Stalin and Molotov, on the one hand, and Western representatives on the other, during August. The talks came to center on lifting the ... More


Conclusions

Daniel F. Harrington

in Berlin on the Brink: The Blockade, the Airlift, and the Early Cold War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813136134
eISBN:
9780813136837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136134.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter 13 offers a reinterpretation of the Berlin blockade and its origins. Cold War claims that faith in Soviet goodwill led wartime planners to neglect postwar access to Berlin distort. Stalin ... More


Introduction

Daniel F. Harrington

in Berlin on the Brink: The Blockade, the Airlift, and the Early Cold War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813136134
eISBN:
9780813136837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136134.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The introduction outlines differences between standard accounts of the Berlin blockade and the interpretation offered here. Earlier accounts fail to explain why wartime planners created Western ... More


The Soviet Union versus the United States

Paul C. Avey

in Tempting Fate: Why Nonnuclear States Confront Nuclear Opponents

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740381
eISBN:
9781501740398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740381.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter assesses Soviet behavior during the Berlin Crisis. The Soviet Union proceeded cautiously throughout the period of American atomic monopoly. That restraint continued during the Berlin ... More


Tempting Fate: Why Nonnuclear States Confront Nuclear Opponents

Paul C. Avey

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740381
eISBN:
9781501740398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740381.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Why would countries without nuclear weapons even think about fighting nuclear-armed opponents? A simple answer is that no one believes nuclear weapons will be used. But that answer fails to consider ... More


Fits and Starts: The Contours of International Accountability Emerge

Mary Ann Heiss

in Fulfilling the Sacred Trust: The UN Campaign for International Accountability for Dependent Territories in the Era of Decolonization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752704
eISBN:
9781501752728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752704.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter deals with the term of the Committee of Information from 1947 to 1949, which introduced a variety of proposals for accountability. It points out how solid Western state domination of the ... More


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