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Author Borhi, László

Title Hungary in the Cold War, 1945-1956 : between the United States and the Soviet Union / by László Borhi
Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, ©2004
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
Series ACLS Humanities E-Book (Series)
Contents We do not wish to move a finger -- The myth of democracy -- The communists take over -- The merchants of the Kremlin -- Empire by coercion -- Containment, rollback, liberation or inaction?
Summary Based on new archival evidence, examines Soviet Empire building in Hungary and the American response to it. Hungary was not important enough to resist the Soviets, its democratic opposition failed to win American sympathy, the US simply had no leverage over the Soviets, who sacrificed cooperation with the West for a closed sphere in Eastern Europe. The imposition of a Stalinist regime assured Hungary's unconditional loyalty to Soviet imperial needs. Unlike the GDR, Eastern Europe was never considered a bargaining chip for bettering relations with the West. The book analyzes why, given all its idealism and power, the US failed even in its minimal aims concerning the states of Eastern Europe. Eventually both powers pursued power politics: the Soviets in a naked form, the US subtly, but both with little regard for the fate of Hungarians
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject HISTORY.
HISTORY -- Modern -- 20th Century.
Diplomatic relations.
Politics and government
Koude Oorlog.
Hungary -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
Hungary -- Foreign relations -- United States
Hungary -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union
United States -- Foreign relations -- Hungary
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- Hungary
Soviet Union.
United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1417537264