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Natural Enemies: The United States and the Soviet Union in the Cold War, 1917-1991

Natural Enemies: The United States and the Soviet Union in the Cold War, 1917-1991 (Hardback)

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In an attempt to explain the seemingly a priori antagonisms of the Soviet Union and the United States during the Cold War, Natural Enemies stands apart from previous literature on the topic. Looking at modern European history and the rise of the United States as a superpower, Robert Grogin contends that the Cold War eventually arose out of the clash of two ideologically motivated political systems. Grogin helps us see how the conflict between an American, Wilsonian-inspired politics and Soviet Leninist ideology developed into a gulf that was bound to be antagonistic from the start. The various postwar crises and failed attempts at detente frame this struggle, as Grogin charts the geopolitical trajectory of the conflict until its final dissolution. With an eye toward understanding the impact of this period on subsequent world events, Natural Enemies presents an integrated and original interpretation of Cold War history.

History & PoliticsHistory: Chronological20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentInternational relationsHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the Americas Publisher: Lexington Books Publication Date: 01/12/2000 ISBN-13: 9780739101391  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Robert C. Grogin is associate professor of history at the University of Saskatchewan. He is the author of The Bergsonian Controversy in France, 1900-1914 (1988).

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