LOTH, WILFRED.

Europe, Cold War and Coexistence, 1955-1965. - Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012. - 1 online resource (317 p.) - eBooks on Demand Cold War History . - Cold War History .

Cover; Title; Copyright Page; Contents; Series Editor's Preface; Notes on Contributors; Abbreviations; PART I: EUROPE IN THE 'FIRST DÉTENTE', 1953-58; 1 Britain as a Bridge between East and West; 2 Adenauer's Final Western Choice, 1955-58; PART II: EUROPEAN REACTIONS TO THE BERLIN AND CUBAN CRISES, 1958-62; 3 Adenauer and Nuclear Deterrence; 4 France, NATO and the Algerian War; 5 De Gaulle's Handling of the Berlin and Cuban Crises; 6 Cold War Crises and Public Opinion: West European Public Opinion and the Berlin Wall, 1961; 7 The Italian Communist Party between East and West, 1960-64 PART III: EUROPE IN SEARCH OF DÉTENTE, 1962-658 Britain, East Germany and Détente: British Policy towardthe GDR and West Germany's 'Policy of Movement', 1955-65; 9 'Sole Master of the Western Nuclear Strength'? The United States, Western Europe and the Elusiveness of a European Defence Identity, 1959-64; 10 De Gaulle's France and the Soviet Union from Conflict to Détente; 11 Khrushchev: Contemporary Perspectives in the Western Press; 12 The Western European Communist Parties in the Cold War, 1957-68; 13 Détente, the Superpowers and their Allies, 1962-64 PART IV: DIRECT NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN EASTERN AND WESTERN EUROPE14 Soviet Union, Finland and the 'Northern Balance', 1957-63; 15 Western Europe and Negotiations on Arms Control: The Anglo-Americans and the Evolving Concept of European Security, 1963-68; 16 Gerhard Schröder and the First 'Ostpolitik'; 17 The East-West Problem as Seen from Berlin: Willy Brandt's Early Ostpolitik; Index

This title examines the role of the Europeans in the Cold War during the 'Khrushchev Era'. It was a period marked by the struggle for a regulated co-existence in a world of blocs, an initial arrangement to find a temporary arrangement failed due to German desires to quickly overcome the status quo. It was only when the danger of an unintended nuclear war was demonstrated through the crises over Berlin and Cuba that a tacit arrangement became possible, which was based on a system dominated by a nuclear arms race.The book provides useful information on the role of Konrad Adenauer and the beg

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Cold War.
Communist strategy.
Europe, Western --Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.
National security -- Europe.
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- Europe, Western.
World politics -- 1955-1965.


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