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The Nuclear Education of Nikita Khrushchev

Vladislav M. Zubok and Hope M. Harrison

in Cold War Statesmen Confront the Bomb: Nuclear Diplomacy Since 1945

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780198294689
eISBN:
9780191601538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294689.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Khrushchev was the first Soviet leader to realize that nuclear bipolarity dictated permanent ’peaceful coexistence’ between two antagonistic social systems. Although he never abandoned the idea of ... More


Cold War Statesmen Confront the Bomb: Nuclear Diplomacy Since 1945

John Gaddis, Philip Gordon, Ernest May, and Jonathan Rosenberg (eds)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780198294689
eISBN:
9780191601538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294689.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book aims to promote debate about John Mueller's thesis that questions whether nuclear weapons had revolutionary effects in international relations. By bringing together evidence of how ten Cold ... More


The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

Robin Markwica

in Emotional Choices: How the Logic of Affect Shapes Coercive Diplomacy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198794349
eISBN:
9780191835858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794349.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 4 examines Nikita Khrushchev’s decision-making in the Cuban missile crisis. It posits that the logic of affect offers a more comprehensive explanation of the Soviet prime minister’s choice ... More


The Ukrainian Years, 1894–1949

Iurii Shapoval

in Nikita Khrushchev

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300076356
eISBN:
9780300128093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300076356.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter chronicles Khrushchev's career in Ukraine, providing new information about his early years—including a 1923 Trotskyite “deviation” that haunted Khrushchev as long as Stalin lived; his ... More


The Military-Industrial Complex, 1953–1964

Sergei Khrushchev

in Nikita Khrushchev

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300076356
eISBN:
9780300128093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300076356.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter describes how Khrushchev employed both nuclear bluster and bluff to pressure the West. The problem Khrushchev faced was how to deter any Western attack and advance his strategic ... More


Nikita Khrushchev

William Taubman, Sergei Khrushchev, and Abbott Gleason (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300076356
eISBN:
9780300128093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300076356.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

What was known about Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev during his career was strictly limited by the secretive Soviet government. Little more information was available after he was ousted and became a ... More


Introduction

William Taubman, Sergei Khrushchev, and Abbott Gleason

in Nikita Khrushchev

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300076356
eISBN:
9780300128093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300076356.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of Nikita Khrushchev's rise and fall from power. It then considers the sources of information about Khrushchev and the questions that have been ... More


The Sino-Soviet Split and Problems for the United States in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, 1956–64

Thomas J. Christensen

in Worse Than a Monolith: Alliance Politics and Problems of Coercive Diplomacy in Asia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142609
eISBN:
9781400838813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142609.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the Sino-Soviet split and its implications for the United States' policies in Asia, Europe, and the Americas during the period 1956–1964. Coordination and comity in the ... More


Socialist Supermarkets and “Peaceful Competition”

Shane Hamilton

in Supermarket USA: Food and Power in the Cold War Farms Race

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300232691
eISBN:
9780300240849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300232691.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Eastern Europe, highlighting the ways in which the communist contestants in the Farms Race pursued noncapitalist goals in the economic battles of the Cold War. Supermarket ... More


The Making of Soviet Foreign Policy

Oleg Troyanovsky

in Nikita Khrushchev

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300076356
eISBN:
9780300128093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300076356.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter focuses on Khrushchev's foreign policy. It addresses the much-debated question of why Khrushchev declared a Berlin ultimatum in November 1958, thus transforming his hitherto measured ... More


The Case of Divided Germany, 1953–1964

Vladislav Zubok

in Nikita Khrushchev

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300076356
eISBN:
9780300128093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300076356.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter examines Khrushchev's handling of Germany and Berlin. It argues that divided Germany was a grave international problem for Khrushchev. The realities of the German question severely ... More


The Imbalance of Power, 1953–1965

Gareth Porter

in Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520239487
eISBN:
9780520940406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520239487.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter addresses the asymmetry in the military balance between the United States and the Soviet Union from 1953–1965, and the perceptions of that power relationship on the part of Dwight ... More


The Rise to Power

Nikolai Barsukov

in Nikita Khrushchev

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300076356
eISBN:
9780300128093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300076356.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter focuses on events after 1953: Beria's fall; Khrushchev's defeat of Malenkov and Molotov; the origins and consequences of his 1956 speech unmasking Stalin, and of the coup attempted ... More


Khrushchev and the Countryside

Anatolii Strelianyi

in Nikita Khrushchev

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300076356
eISBN:
9780300128093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300076356.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter focuses on agriculture, tracing Khrushchev's far-reaching reforms of September 1953, his Virgin Lands and corn-growing campaigns, his early success in boosting the Soviet harvest, and ... More


Industrial Management and Economic Reform under Khrushchev

William J. Tompson

in Nikita Khrushchev

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300076356
eISBN:
9780300128093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300076356.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter examines Khrushchev's economic reforms—or rather, the lack of them—in the light of post-Communist experience. The fact that Khrushchev was no economic reformer used to be held against ... More


Cultural Codes of the Thaw

Nancy Condee

in Nikita Khrushchev

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300076356
eISBN:
9780300128093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300076356.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter examines the Khrushchev Thaw from the perspective of modern (and postmodern) cultural studies. It identifies three major episodes of the cultural Thaw. In the first episode, set in ... More


Popular Responses to Khrushchev

Iurii Aksiutin

in Nikita Khrushchev

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300076356
eISBN:
9780300128093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300076356.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter draws upon long-secret party and police reports, as well as unpublished letters to Soviet newspaper editors, to gauge public opinion about key issues between 1953 and 1964. These include ... More


Repression and Rehabilitation

Vladimir Naumov

in Nikita Khrushchev

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300076356
eISBN:
9780300128093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300076356.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter focuses on Khrushchev's role in both the repression and the rehabilitation of Stalin's victims, and in the further repression of those who wanted a wholesale transformation of the Soviet ... More


The Cuban Missile Crisis

Milo Jones and Philippe Silberzahn

in Constructing Cassandra: Reframing Intelligence Failure at the CIA, 1947-2001

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785808
eISBN:
9780804787154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785808.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter presents an overview of the CIA's analysis of events prior to the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. It documents the scale and scope of the intelligence failure concerning Soviet intentions ... More


Ezra Taft Benson Meets Nikita Khrushchev, 1959: Memory Embellished

Gary James Bergera (ed.)

in Thunder from the Right: Ezra Taft Benson in Mormonism and Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042256
eISBN:
9780252051081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042256.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In 1966 Ezra Taft Benson, high-ranking official of the LDS church and former U.S. secretary of agriculture, delivered a speech on the campus of LDS-owned Brigham Young University in which he ... More


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