What Strained the Dtente?
The common perception in the US was that only the Soviet Union was benefiting from
the arms agreement. Also, the actions of the Soviet Union in the Middle East and Africa
indicated that they were attempting to expand their influe
The Roots of Stalins Power
Lenin may have wanted to prevent Stalin to be a successor
The Party provided Stalin with the means of assuming control.
When the Bolsheviks took power in October Revolution, they were untrained in the
skills of engendering a
1) Georgi Arbatov, Soviet Central Committee, interview, (1983)
In a cold-war environment, everything moves on the level of a cheap western. You
have a concrete enemy who is the source of all evil. The philosophy of dtente is
much more sophisticated and di
3 Postwar Problems 1920-3
The American Senate refused to accept the principles of American involvement in the
League if not, the TOV would have worked ?
Its failure to ratify the TOV ensure that all plans for an Anglo-American guarantee
of France were
4 A Peaceful Interlude, 1924 30
Key Issues: How much progress did the European powers make towards solving the bitter
postwar legacy in Europe? To what extent did the USA abandon its policy of isolation?
basic preconditions for European recovery:
Accordingly, they will, inter alia, refrain from direct or indirect assistance to terrorist activities,
or to subversive or other activities directed towards the violent overthrow of the regime of
another participating State.
VII. RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Use of Terror
Put the entire country in a constant state of fear to ensure cooperation.
Secret Police (NKVD)-people were arrested in the middle of the night, never seen again
Labour Camps- Gulags: represented the repressive soviet system. Forced la
The Dtente which is French for release of tensions which became
used to describe the periods in the cold war which attempted to ease relations
between the USSR and US.
1964 China creates their first atomic bomb
1967 China creates a hydrogen bomb
He was elected U.S president from 1977-1981. He saw the Soviet Unions
invasion of Afghanistan as a real threat as they continue to spread their influence
beyond its borders. He responded to the Soviet actions by suing to appr
In 1971, the Warsaw pact countries proposed to have a conference with NATO to
discuss European Security. The conference began in 1973 with 33 countries attending
and an agreement was reached in 1975. Under this treaty, 3 baskets were covered:
1. Basket 1
2 The Peace Settlements
Key Issues: In what ways did the Peace Treaties reflect the intentions of the victorious powers?
How effective were the peace treaties in laying the foundations for a new peaceful postwar
Woodrow Wilson (USA)