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Empowering Revolution: America, Poland, and the End of the Cold War

Gregory F. Domber

Abstract

As the most populated country in Eastern Europe as well as the birthplace of the largest communist dissident movement, Poland proved crucial in understanding Eastern Europe's transition from communism to democracy. While the Cold War waned, both the United States and the Soviet Union watched to see how their competing influences would shape the post-communist Polish nation. This book examines America's policy toward Poland and its support of the moderate over the radical revolutionaries while also addressing the Soviet and European influences on the Polish revolution. Considering figures such ... More

Keywords: communism, Poland, Eastern Europe, Soviet Union, Cold War, Ronald Reagan, Mikhail Gorbechev, Lech Walesa, democracy, revolution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781469618517
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618517.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gregory F. Domber, author
University of North Florida