Kennan Paper Prompt

Kennan Paper Prompt - Paper Topic #2: The origins of the...

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Paper Topic #2: The origins of the Cold War lie in the ideas and perceptions of policymakers from the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union during the years between 1945 and 1947. Define George Kennan’s perspective on early Cold War relations and perceptions of the international balance of power in comparison to those of other officials from the Soviet Union and/or Great Britain. Assess the relative significance of the different perspectives that you analyze to the emergence of Cold War tensions between the East and the West. To complete this assignment, you should use a total of three documents that include: 1) Kennan’s long telegram 2) One of the Following Documents: A) The Novikov Telegram B) The Roberts Cable 3) A document chosen from either Blackboard or the following website: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/coldwar.htm (the document must be from either 1946 or 1947) Be sure to explicitly discuss the relationship between the documents, particularly in comparison to Kennan’s essential Long Telegram. Utilize the historical context of the period and ancillary sources to better understand the various perspectives and to highlight the nuances that distinguish
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2012 for the course UW 1020-31 taught by Professor Pamelapresser during the Fall '11 term at GWU.

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Kennan Paper Prompt - Paper Topic #2: The origins of the...

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