The Origins of the Cold War | Newberry

The Origins of the Cold War

Thursday, November 29, 2012

9:30 am-12:30 pm

Eugene Beiriger, DePaul University
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After the US entry into the first world war and the Bolshevik revolution-both in 1917-the two emerging superpowers set aside their mutual antagonisms to battler Hitler’s Third Reich in 1941. Their wartime collaboration turned into postwar rivalry which defined international relations for the next half century. We will examine the ideological and geopolitical origins of the cold war, with emphasis on the historical interpretations of these origins. From wartime tensions over supply and the “second front” to postwar frictions over the peace and emerging (and conflicting) spheres of interest, domestic political, economic, social-cultural, as well as diplomatic and strategic factors will be examined. US, Soviet, and European texts and interpretations will be assessed.

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