The Soviet Approach Toward European Security 1945-1962.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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An examination of the period from World War II until the early sixties reveals many overtures toward solving the problem of European security by both East and West. However, both sides felt that European security was closely tied to and dependent upon the way in which a German peace treaty and the Berlin question were resolved, as well as the reunification of the two German states. It seemed that nothing could be agreed upon until these basic questions were answered. To add another dimension to the problem of European security, it is shown in the report that the specter of communism moving into Western Europe on the bayonets of the Russian Army haunted the West, while the USSR was deeply concerned over the rearmament of West Germany and her membership in the Western bloc. Therefore, this monograph is designed as a vehicle for the reader to survey and evaluate past proposals for European security in order to better understand the current negotiations. Author
- Government and Political Science