9_4 - 9/04/09 PeriodizationofAmericanRussianRelations

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9/04/09 Periodization of American- Russian Relations 1776-1881 Friendly relations btw US and Imperial Russia   -US regarded Soviet as the friendliest 1881-1917 increased friction btw US and Imperial Russia 1917-1933 nodiplomatic relations btw US and Soviet Russia 1941-1945 Grand Alliance: cooperation in 2 nd  Cold War 1946-1989 “Cold War” as conventionally defined 1991 Disintegration of the USSR 1776-1917:   American-Russian   Relations:   the   origins   of   drive   for   a   “Free  Russia” and the demise of the Russian-American friendship - periods of modern Russian history:    until Feb 1917: imperial Russia/Tsarist Russia [autocracy]    Feb to Oct 1917: provisional govt   Oct 1917 dec 1991: soviet Russia   Since dec 1991: post soviet Russia **Lecture Outlines on reserve** Why were relations friendly until 1880s? - Ideology subordinated to common interests   >Common enemy : Britain&France; contributes to American perception tht  Russia dsnt just act on own interests tht happens to align w US interests but  Russia is actually a friend of America   -Britain and France might recognize the confederacy during the  civil war or intervene militarily -Russia, in 1864, helped protect ports in NY&San Fran; was worried  about rebellion of Poles inside Russian empire [as North faces rebellion in  south, Russia faces rebellion of Poles]; government structured different but  history runs along parallel lines - Freeing of Russian surfs by the Czar/slaves happens at the same 
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2010 for the course HISTORY 354 taught by Professor Foglesong during the Fall '07 term at Rutgers.

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9_4 - 9/04/09 PeriodizationofAmericanRussianRelations

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