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035    .b19040349 
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050 00 DK273|b.R33 1995 
082 00 947.084/2|220 
100 1  Raack, R. C.|q(Richard C.)|0
245 10 Stalin's drive to the West, 1938-1945 :|bthe origins of 
       the Cold War /|cR.C. Raack. 
264  1 Stanford, Calif. :|bStanford University Press,|c1995. 
300    viii, 265 pages :|billustrations ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-258) and 
505 0  1. Stalin Takes the Revolution One Step West -- 2. Stalin 
       Fights the War - of Defense -- 3. Behind Red Army Lines: 
       Poland -- 4. Backdrop for the Developing Cold War: Wartime
       Conflict over Poland -- 5. Behind Red Army Lines: Germany 
       -- 6. Stalin in the Heart of Europe: The Stalemate at the 
520    Exploiting new findings from former East Bloc archives and
       from long-ignored Western sources, this book presents a 
       wholly new picture of the coming of World War II, Allied 
       wartime diplomacy, and the origins of the Cold War. The 
       author reveals that the story - widely believed by 
       historians and Western wartime leaders alike - that 
       Stalin's purposes in European diplomacy from 1938 on were 
       mainly defensive is a fantasy. Indeed, this is one of the 
       longest enduring products of Stalin's propaganda, of long-
       term political control of archival materials, and of the 
       gullibility of Western observers. 
520 8  The author argues that Stalin had concocted a plan for 
       bringing about a general European war well before Hitler 
       launched his expansionist program for the Third Reich. 
       Stalin expected that Hitler's war, when it came, would 
       lead to the internal collapse of the warring nations, and 
       that military revolts and proletarian revolutions like 
       those of World War I would break out in the capitalist 
       countries. This scenario foresaw the embattled 
       proletarians calling for the assistance of the Red Army, 
       which would sweep across Europe. 
520 8  The book further shows that the wartime disputes between 
       Stalin and his Western allies originated over the postwar 
       redisposition of the territories Stalin had gained from 
       his pact with Hitler. The situation was complicated by the
       incautious, unrestricted commitment of support to the 
       Soviet Union first by Churchill and then by Roosevelt, and
       wartime circumstances provided cover to obscure these 
       diplomatic failures. The early origins of the Cold War 
       described in this book differ dramatically from the usual 
       accounts that see a sudden and surprising upwelling of 
       Cold War antagonisms late in the War or early in the 
       postwar period. 
600 10 Stalin, Joseph,|d1878-1953.|0
650  0 World War, 1939-1945|xDiplomatic history.|0http:// 
650  0 World War, 1939-1945|0
       subjects/sh85148273|zSoviet Union.|0
651  0 Soviet Union|xForeign relations|y1917-1945.|0http:// 
651  0 Europe|xPolitics and government|y1918-1945.|0http:// 
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