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Why the Cold War Ended

A Range of Interpretations (Contributions in Political Science)

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Published by Greenwood Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • International relations,
  • World history: postwar, from c 1945 -,
  • Contemporary Politics - Europe,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Europe - General,
  • International Relations - General,
  • Political Science / International Relations,
  • 1989-,
  • Cold War,
  • Europe,
  • Politics and government

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsRalph Summy (Editor), Michael E. Salla (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages296
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10419697M
    ISBN 100313295697
    ISBN 109780313295690

      The Cold War was the geopolitical, ideological, and economic struggle between two world superpowers, the USA and the USSR, that started in at the end of the Second World War and lasted until the dissolution of the Soviet Union on Decem The Cold War was marked by continuous rivalry between the two former World War II allies.   In retrospect everything about the cold war’s ending can appear deceptively simple. The Soviet economy could not keep up with that of the United States or, indeed, with the fast-developing market economies in Asia. Thus it was left with no alternative but to undertake fundamental reform. Ronald Reagan’s support for greatly increased American military spending, [ ].

      Gaddis, America's most distinguished cold war historian, has been writing about the subject for more than 30 years. (I co-edited a book on nuclear Author: Jonathan Rosenberg. On Every Front, which was published in , tries to answer questions like how and why did the Cold War begin, and how and why it ended. It simply begins with describing the world in , right after World War s: 1.

    Cold war was the struggle for power and influence that began at the end of World War II between the Communist nations led by the Soviet Union (the East) and the Western allies headed by the United States (the West). COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.


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: Why the Cold War Ended: A Range of Interpretations (Contributions in Political Science) (): Salla, Michael E., Summy, Ralph: BooksCited by: 8.

In Reagan and Gorbachev, Jack F. Matlock, Jr., gives an eyewitness account of how the Cold War ended, with humankind declared the Reagan’s principal adviser on Soviet and European affairs, and later as the U.S.

ambassador to the U.S.S.R., Matlock lived history: He was the point person for Reagan’s evolving policy of conciliation toward the Soviet by: Read this book on Questia. Read the full-text online edition of Why the Cold War Ended: A Range of Interpretations ().

Home» Browse» Books» Book details, The Cold War ended "when capitalism triumphed over communism." "Godless atheistic communism" felt. Although in hindsight the end of the Cold War seems almost inevitable, almost no one saw it coming and there is little consensus over why it ended.

A popular interpretation is that the Soviet Union was unable to compete in terms of power, especially in the area of high technology. Another. This is an incredibly detailed book studying the Cold War, its causes and impact. It covers more than just the struggle between the USA & USSR, which, as someone born after the Cold War ended, was not fully aware of how global this conflict truly was/5(86).

The Cold War is the term used to define the period between the end of World War II in and the ultimate collapse of the Soviet Union and its satellite states in The protatgonists in the Cold War were the West, led by the United States, and the eastern bloc, led by the Soviet Union.

History» Cold War» The Cold War: Causes, Major Events, and How it Ended Loading The Cold War was a geopolitical chess match between the United States, the Soviet Union, and both parties’ allies in which the major power players sought to project their respective ideologies across the globe in the wake of colonialism’s collapse following World War Two.

So, why was the Cold War Important. This can be answered in many ways and the response would depend on who is being asked. An American who lived during the era would probably have a very different answer than a Polish citizen who witnessed the end of the Soviet Union. The Cold War by John Lewis Gaddis An admirably lucid and comprehensive account of the nuclear-armed stand-off – its origins and causes, its end and what happened in between.

Elegantly written for the general reader, it is an essential introduction. At the end of World War II, English writer George Orwell used cold war, as a general term, in his essay "You and the Atomic Bomb", published 19 October in the British newspaper plating a world living in the shadow of the threat of nuclear warfare, Orwell looked at James Burnham's predictions of a polarized world, writing.

Looking at the world as a whole, the drift for many. The Cold War ended when Mikhail Gorbachev became the leader of the Soviet Union. After taking control of the country inhe set about reforming governmental policies. The dismantling of the Berlin Wall in is often viewed as the symbolic end of the Cold War.

Cold War: Definition, Origin, Causes, Phases & End. The Cold War rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union lasted for decades and resulted in anti-communist suspicions and international incidents that led the two superpowers to the. The End of the Cold Warby Robert Service - book review: Did the cold war end or was it just asleep.

The Gorbachev era is brought to life Author: Mary Dejevsky. Review of Jack F. Matlock Jr.’s book, Reagan and Gorbachev: How the Cold War Ended. Ronald Reagan was widely eulogized for having won the cold war. Cold War, the open yet restricted rivalry that developed after World War II between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective allies.

The Cold War was waged on political, economic, and propaganda fronts and had only limited recourse to weapons. Kennedy consequently blockaded the island nation, pushing the United States and the USSR to the brink of nuclear war.

Khrushchev ended the terrifying Cuban missile crisis when he agreed to remove the missiles in exchange for an end to the blockade. Kennedy also removed American missiles from Turkey and agreed to work on reducing Cold War tensions.

The Cold War by John Lewis Gaddis Allen Lane £20, pp It is more than 20 years since Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev met for their first summit in Geneva to begin the last Cold War. Did the West win the Cold War. Was it a genuine or a contrived conflict. When did it begin.

How was its cause related to its end. These are among the questions considered by the contributors of this volume. Asked to assess the combination of socio-political forces and events they attribute to ending the Cold War, they have come up with diverse theories that challenge the self-serving orthodoxy.

Historians pretty much agree that the Cold War ended with the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, But when, why, and how it began has been the subject of much debate.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xii, pages ; 24 cm: Contents: Introduction: Challenging the emergent orthodoxy / Ralph Summy --Did Reagan "win" the cold war?/ April F. Carter --Ronald Reaganism ended the cold war--in the s / Robert Elias --The End of the cold war: the Brezhnev doctrine / Joanne Wright --Gorbachev, the peace movement, and the .Well, none of these: Cold war was named “Cold War” because there were no physical large-scale conflicts between the 2 parties involved.

Despite the fact that they were allies in WWII, the United States and the Soviet Union had many economical and political differences (communism vs capitalism) during the post-war era. The end of the Cold War was a greater historical transformation than 9/11, but controversy persists about its causes.

An article by Steven Erlanger in Monday's New York Times quotes the neo-conservative commentator Robert Kagan as saying that "the standard narrative is Reagan." But the standard narrative is misleading.