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Kennedy, Khrushchev and the Great Compromise 1962-3

  The 1958 installation of missiles in Italy and Turkey provided compelling evidence, for the Soviets, of the USA’s malign intentions. Khrushchev resolved to remove the American missile threat to the USSR’s existence. The Cuban Revolution in 1959 provided an … Continue reading

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The Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact 1939: Bismarck’s Final Triumph

              The most audacious diplomatic pact of the twentieth century was between Nazi Germany and the USSR: the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact (23rd Aug 1939). It was audacious but stood in the tradition of German foreign … Continue reading

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