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The Thaw

Changing Greater stability Changing US Nuclear war was
personalities in in East-West leadership too dangerous
the Soviet relations and expensive
leadership for either side to
contemplate
Death of Stalin New Soviet
Leadership
1st March 1953, After the death NATO and the January 1953 With nuclear war
Stalin was…

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new course in needed money
relations with the from consumer
West, foods and raising
encouraging living standards in
better relations the USSR.
with the USA.
Khrushchev
outmanoeuvred
Beria and
Malenkov to
emerge as leader
of the Soviet
Union after the
death of Stalin.
Although a
committed
Communist,
Khrushchev
wanted to…

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policy which was
based on the
belief that
superpowers
should accept
each other's
existence.

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