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The Empire Trap and the Cold War

Noel Maurer

in The Empire Trap: The Rise and Fall of U.S. Intervention to Protect American Property Overseas, 1893-2013

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155821
eISBN:
9781400846603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155821.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter analyzes how the empire trap continued to drive policy in the context of the worldwide contest with the Soviet Union. The Cold War had two opposing effects on the empire trap. On one ... More


Empirical Evidence on Privatization in Transition Economies

William Leon Megginson

in The Financial Economics of Privatization

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195150629
eISBN:
9780199835768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150627.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines the impact of privatization on transition economies. It looks at how the 26 countries that emerged from the former Soviet bloc adapted to the new era of political freedom and ... More


Stalin, the Split with Yugoslavia, and Soviet–East European Efforts to Reassert Control, 1948–1953

Mark Kramer

in Stalin and Europe: Imitation and Domination, 1928-1953

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199945566
eISBN:
9780199392605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945566.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

Until mid-1949, the whole of eastern Europe seemed to be under tight Soviet control, but the unexpected announcement of a sharp rift between Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union altered the nature of the ... More


Nuclear Colonization?: Soviet Technopolitics in the Second World

Sonja D. Schmid

in Entangled Geographies: Empire and Technopolitics in the Global Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262515788
eISBN:
9780262295710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262515788.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter introduces the Soviet technopolitics of the transfer of nuclear technology and expertise to countries in Eastern Europe during the Cold War. Although the Soviet Union claimed that ... More


The Limits of Autarchy in the Periphery: Trade, Planning, and East European Industrialization, 1946–1969

Besnik Pula

in Globalization Under and After Socialism: The Evolution of Transnational Capital in Central and Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781503605138
eISBN:
9781503605985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503605138.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter provides an historical overview of Central and Eastern Europe’s integration into the Soviet economic sphere and its effects on patterns of industrialization and trade. It is organized in ... More


Trust as a Psychosocial Feeling: Socialization and Totalitarianism

Patrick Waiter and Ivana Marková

in Trust and Democratic Transition in Post-Communist Europe

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263136
eISBN:
9780191734922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263136.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Georg Simmel, who is well known for his study of the emerging social conditions of sociality and its forms, developed the analysis of psychosocial feelings and emotional categories in order to grasp ... More


‘A Party of the Extreme Left’: Official republicans drop traditional demands in favour of class politics, urge Soviet bloc not to back Provisionals’ H-Block campaign

John Mulqueen

in 'An Alien Ideology': Cold War Perceptions of the Irish Republican Left

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620641
eISBN:
9781789629453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620641.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Irish minister for justice, Patrick Cooney, in 1976 identified two threats to the state: the ‘Sino-Hibernian’ Official republican movement and the Provisional IRA. ‘Harsh laws’ to counter ... More


Stalin, Soviet Policy, and the Establishment of a Communist Bloc in Eastern Europe, 1941–1948

Mark Kramer

in Stalin and Europe: Imitation and Domination, 1928-1953

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199945566
eISBN:
9780199392605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945566.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

Domestic politics and postwar exigencies in the Soviet Union, along with Stalin’s postwar external ambitions, decisively shaped Soviet ties with eastern Europe after 1945. Stalin’s adoption of ... More


Jazz Behind the Iron Curtain, 1961–1966

Lisa E. Davenport

in Jazz Diplomacy: Promoting America in the Cold War Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732689
eISBN:
9781604733440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732689.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

As both modern and traditional jazz gained greater respectability, internationalist impulses dramatically intensified in the Soviet bloc. American and Soviet officials acknowledged the strong appeal ... More


Bedlam from the Decadent West, 1967–1968

Lisa E. Davenport

in Jazz Diplomacy: Promoting America in the Cold War Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732689
eISBN:
9781604733440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732689.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

In the late 1960s several prominent figures associated with American jazz music traveled to the Soviet bloc and promoted the cause of cultural internationalism, turning the Soviet jazz world on its ... More


Notes on the Geopolitical Economy of Post–State Socialism

József Böröcz

in Socialism Vanquished, Socialism Challenged: Eastern Europe and China, 1989-2009

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199895977
eISBN:
9780199980116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895977.003.0029
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on two important dimensions of the consequences of 1989 as a major transformation in the ways in which the former-state-socialist states have been integrated into the capitalist ... More


The Economic Consequences of the Suez Crisis for Egypt

Roger Owen

in Suez 1956: The Crisis and its Consequences

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202417
eISBN:
9780191675348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.003.0021
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Middle East History

This chapter makes clear that, despite American and Soviet views about Nasser's Aswan decisions, the High Dam eventually stored enough water to save Egypt's agriculture from disaster after the ... More


Soviet Soft Power in Poland: Culture and the Making of Stalin's New Empire, 1943-1957

Patryk Babiracki

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620893
eISBN:
9781469623085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620893.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Concentrating on the formative years of the Cold War from 1943 to 1957, this book reveals little-known Soviet efforts to build a postwar East European empire through culture. The text argues that the ... More


Responding to the Challenges from the Global South: North-South Dialogues

Sara Lorenzini

in Global Development: A Cold War History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691180151
eISBN:
9780691185569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180151.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explains how new concepts and strategies had to be devised to face the new North–South divide that seemed to be replacing the classic Cold War conflict. By the 1970s, the United States ... More


International Law and High Altitude Flights: Balloons, Rockets, and Man–made Satellites

Bin Cheng

in Studies in International Space Law

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198257301
eISBN:
9780191681745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198257301.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter, the appearance of which coincided with the launching of Sputnik I, assesses the legal aspects of the then raging controversy provoked by the release in the West of unmanned high ... More


The Socialist Car: Automobility in the Eastern Bloc

Lewis H. Siegelbaum (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449918
eISBN:
9780801463211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449918.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Across the Soviet Bloc, from the 1960s until the collapse of communism, the automobile exemplified the tension between the ideological imperatives of political authorities and the aspirations of ... More


Police Aesthetics: Literature, Film, and the Secret Police in Soviet Times

Cristina Vatulescu

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760805
eISBN:
9780804775724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760805.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The documents emerging from the secret police archives of the former Soviet bloc have caused scandal after scandal, compromising revered cultural figures and abruptly ending political careers. This ... More


1989: An Introduction to an International History

Jeffrey A. Engel (ed.)

in The Fall of the Berlin Wall: The Revolutionary Legacy of 1989

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199832446
eISBN:
9780190254490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832446.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter focuses on the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and its aftermath. More specifically, it examines how leaders in the world's four principal strategic centers—Europe, the ... More


Forging Close Ties in NASA’s Early Years

James E. David

in Spies and Shuttles: NASA's Secret Relationships with the DoD and CIA

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813049991
eISBN:
9780813050430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049991.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

NASA developed extremely close ties with the national security community in several areas during its early years. It played an active and public role in the U-2 cover story until the shoot down of ... More


The Cuban Drumbeat

Piero Gleijeses

in Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469609683
eISBN:
9781469612515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469609683.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter shows that Mikhail Gorbachev did not consider Castro a relic of the past. In Havana, Gorbachev was a tactful and respectful guest. The Cubans appreciated that he did not try to lecture ... More


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