1953 East German Uprising
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This paper discusses the East German uprising of 1953. The paper first discusses the original reasons behind the uprising and then looks at how the US misjudged the uprising and consequently, did not formulate an effective strategic response.
From the Paper:'Looking at the US National Security Council guidelines (dated 29th June)for intervention in the region we see a couple key things. The interest is there, but the measures are too small-scale. They rely on propaganda, defection, or elimination. The first phase, meant to be carried out within 60 days, sets up the guidelines for propaganda and trying to convince officials to defect. The CIA was able to fund Radio Free Europe, which sent broadcasts all over the Eastern Bloc. Another recommended strategy was to bring East Germany before the United Nations for it's actions in suppressing the revolt. Phase II of the plan called for getting Soviet officials and intellectuals to like the West. It also included the infamous propaganda balloons which would fly over Eastern European countries and drop leaflets."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Document 74. All documents referred to in this paper taken from the NSA Archive website at GWU: http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB50/ Document 74. All document Document 28. "Radio Telegram from Vladimir Semyonov Providing Situation Reports to Vyacheslav Molotov and Nikolai Bulganin, 17 June 1953, as of 2:00 p.m. CET"
- Document 28. "Radio Telegram from Vladimir Semyonov Providing Situation Reports to Vyacheslav Molotov and Nikolai Bulganin, 17 June 1953, as of 2:00 p.m. CET"
- Document 87. "Conclusions from the Reports of SED District Leaderships, August 8 1953"
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