The Historical Debate on the Origins of the Cold War

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  • The Historical Debate on the Origins of the Cold War
    • Orthodox
      • Blame the SU
      • Inevitable Clash
      • Result of unilateral action of SU (expansionism)
      • SU motivated by ideology
      • SU attempts to impose will
    • Revisionist
      • Blame the US
      • Inevitable Clash
      • Results of unilateral action of US (expansionism)
      • US motivated by principles
      • US attempts to impose will
    • Post-Revisionist
      • US and SU had different motives - varied from place to place/ time to time
      • Judgement + Misjudgement
      • Clash could be avoided
      • Mutual Interaction
      • Examines issues
    • Post Post-revisionist
      • Came about through new sources (Post Cold War)
      • Tends to blame Stalin and Soviet policies
      • Stalin trying to capitalize on conditions of Eastern Europe
      • SU as active party
      • Emphasis on multiple factors (ideology most important)

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