The United States, Italy and the Origins of Cold War : Waging Political Warfare 1945-1950
By: Mistry, Kaeten.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (312 p.).ISBN: 9781139959858.Subject(s): Cold War | Italy -- Foreign relations -- United States | United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1953 | United States -- Foreign relations -- ItalyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The United States, Italy and the Origins of Cold War : Waging Political Warfare 1945–1950DDC classification: 327.73045 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Half title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations in text; Abbreviations in notes; Introduction; Political warfare; Questions and arguments; Historical lacunae; The spectre of fascism; Narratives and themes; 1 Uncertain bonds (1945-1946); Horizontal and vertical tensions; The peace treaty; The emergence of De Gasperi and the DC-centrists; Frustrated Italian foreign policy initiatives; 2 Catalysts of convergence (1946-1947); Electoral woes; The De Gasperi visit; The advent of the ambassador; 3 Italy in American visions (1947); Still a secondary concern
The shift: Marshall's proposalPlugging the Marshall Gap; 4 The consolidation of DC-centrists (1947); The fourth party and New Start; Towards homogeneous governance; The Marshall Plan fillip; Embassy support for the status quo; A coalition for the election; 5 Means short of war (1946-1948); Means short of war in Kennan's panopticon; The NSC deals with Italy; Improvised means short of war; The opportunities and perils of alliance; Institutionalising means short of war; The suggestion from Manila; 6 The 1948 election campaign; The embassy's definition and response; Covert funding
Fear and improvisation: Washington's responseGetting out the vote; The final tally; 7 Rocky relationships (1948-1950); The reform imperative; Alliances to undermine communist strength; An inconvenient alliance of necessity; 8 Organising political warfare (1948-1950); The Italian 'lesson': creating OPC; Expanded covert political warfare; Strategic questions: means short of war and militarisation; The global struggle and Italy; Conclusion; Marriages of convenience; The dilemmas of political warfare; Notes; Bibliography; Index
This international history of the origins of 'cold war' in postwar Europe examines the complex relationship between America and Italy.
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