Notes on 09.07.2011 for Cold War (updated)

Notes on 09.07.2011 for Cold War (updated) - I: ( Sovi

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09/07/2011 From the Popular Front to the Grand Alliance I: Introduction—The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend? Stalin felt compelled to argue that every policy decision was the natural and logical and  objectively correct thing to do (deny that there is uncertainty in high ideological societies).  Soviets try to get out of this Pariah status by cooperating with Germans, but then comes the  Great Depression which in some ways fits in some ways of the nature of the world because looks  an awful like the final death throes of social capitalism that socialists have been predicting since  Marx. Across Europe you have the breakdown of Parliamentary gov’ts, even in states where these  kinds of gov’ts are very strong like in France and Britain. Stalin’s first impulse to deal with this  crisis (late 20s to 30s) is to encourage it and to not participate in any ways to somehow save it  (3 rd  Comiterm period). The Soviet Union realizes that communist parties working against  capitalism wasn’t working out, and the USSR adjusts and now they try to gather all social fascist  gov’t and communist gov’t to save Parliamentary gov’ts. II: The Popular Front and its Limits (call for coalition of all movements of the center-left and  communists; Communists succeeds in making itself seem non-threatening that and that people  can embrace) 1933: USSR opens relations with the USA (want to make nice with everyone, all of a  sudden) 1934: USSR joins the League of Nations
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2011 for the course HISTORY 3434 taught by Professor Granieri during the Fall '11 term at Temple.

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