Poland in WWII and the Cold War
A look at theEastern European nation as a flash-point for superpower relations, including the importance to the East and West, policies toward Poland and theYalta Conference.
# 19125 | 1,575 words | 4 sources | 1991 |
Published on Mar 03, 2003 in History (European) , International Relations (Cold War) , History (European - World Wars) , European Studies (The Cold War Period 1945-1985)
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From the Paper:"The fate of Poland has been central to much of the history of the twentieth century, though the Poles themselves have seldom had any say in that fate. The immediate cause of World War II was the Nazi German invasion of Poland in September, 1939, and the ensuing British and French declaration of war against Germany.
Poland was also central to the sequence of events and reactions that brought on the Cold War between the United States and its Western allies on the one side and the Soviet Union on the other. Poland was a central issue on the table at Yalta, the conference that has gone down in popular American legend as the point at which a naive and ailing Franklin D. Roosevelt "gave away" Eastern Europe to the Soviets. It was also Poland that was the immediate trigger of Harry S. Truman's tougher line towards..."
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