9780521856775

Yalta 1945: Europe and America at the Crossroads

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521856775

  • ISBN10:

    0521856779

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-02-15
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

This revisionist study of Allied diplomacy from 1941 to 1946 challenges Americocentric views of the period and highlights Europe's neglected role. Fraser J. Harbutt, drawing on international sources, shows that in planning for the future Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and others self-consciously operated into 1945, not on 'East/West' lines but within a 'Europe/America' political framework characterized by the plausible prospect of Anglo-Russian collaboration and persisting American detachment. Harbutt then explains the destabilizing transformation around the time of the pivotal Yalta conference of February 1945, when a sudden series of provocative initiatives, manipulations, and miscues interacted with events to produce the breakdown of European solidarity and the Anglo-Soviet nexus, an evolving Anglo-American alignment, and new tensions that led finally to the Cold War. This fresh perspective, stressing structural, geopolitical, and traditional impulses and constraints, raises important new questions about the enduringly controversial transition from World War II to a cold war that no statesman wanted.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xxv
Abbreviationsp. xxix
The Confusions of Yaltap. 1
Two Arenas: Europe and Americap. 22
The Persistence of Europe, 1942-1943p. 79
The Making of the Moscow Orderp. 139
Consolidationp. 183
Roosevelt's America: A World Apartp. 225
The Yalta Disorderp. 280
Aftermathp. 331
Reflectionsp. 398
Select Bibliographyp. 409
Indexp. 427
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