Historical Interpretations

Who said the Cold War was a 'fundamental clash of ideologies and interests'?
John Mason
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Who defined the essence of the Cold War as 1. denial of each others legitimacy 2. bipolar and 3. suppression of internal dissidents?
US historian Anders Stephanson
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What were British historian David Reynolds' 3 cold wars?
1948-53 1958-1963 1979-85
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Why did the Cold War only last from 1948-1962 according to Russian historians Zubok and Pleshakov?
the next 27 years were 'prolonged armistice'
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What reason does Gaddis give for the continuation of the Cold War?
nuclear balance
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Who said the Cold War 'proceeded from the very moment the Bolsheviks triumphed in Russia in 1917'?
Howard Roffmann
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Who likened the Cold War to putting 'a scorpion and a tarantula together in a bottle'?
Louis Halle
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What does Ashton mean by 'centrist view'
both sides equally culpable
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What did US historian Michael Hogan say that America wanted to do in Europe after the war?
'refashion' it 'in the image of the USA'
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Name three Traditionalist/Orthodox historians
Herbert Feiss, JL Gaddis, RC Raack
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Name two revisionist historians
WA Williams, Gabriel Kolko
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Who said the the US administration 'seemed paralysed by uncertainty and fear' when Stalin blockaded Berlin
Avi Schlaim
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Who coined the phrase 'empire by invitation'?
Geir Lundestad
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Who said that the GDR was Stalin's 'unwanted child'?
Willy Loth
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Who said that the ECSC was like the peace treaty never signed by France and Germany?
Michael Hogan
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Who condemned COMECON as a 'paper organisation until the late 1950s'?
RL Hutchings
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Who said that the East German Revolt on June 1953 was 'one of the most significant focal points in the history of the Cold war'?
Christian Ostermann
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How did Gaddis criticise Eisenhower?
He did not challenge the status quo but shored it up with nuclear weapons
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Who coined term 'reactive mechanism'?
Christoph Klessmann
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Who criticised the Warsaw Pact as being 'little more than a shell'?
RL Hutchings
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What did Dulles say about Khrushchev?
he was the 'most dangerous person to lead the Soviet Union since the October Revolution'
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Which historian reflects Khrushchev's statement about Berlin?
Hope Harrison
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What did Gaddis say about the Washington Summit in 1959?
the leaders 'got no further than an agreement to disagree'
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Who said that the U2 Crisis was 'a gift from heaven' for Adenauer?
Christoph Klessmann
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What did Gaddis compare with the 'monumental disaster for the United States' that was the Bay of Pigs?
British and French humiliation in the Suez in 1956
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Who coined the term 'long peace'?
JL Gaddis
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What did SR Ashton say Gorbachev had to choose between?
economic or political crisis
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