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The Resource 1989 : the struggle to create post-Cold War Europe, Mary Elise Sarotte

1989 : the struggle to create post-Cold War Europe, Mary Elise Sarotte

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1989 : the struggle to create post-Cold War Europe
Title
1989
Title remainder
the struggle to create post-Cold War Europe
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Mary Elise Sarotte
Title variation
Struggle to create post-cold war Europe
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Language
eng
Summary
There are unique periods in history when a single year witnesses the total transformation of international relations. The year 1989 was one such crucial watershed. This book uses previously unavailable sources to explore the momentous events following the fall of the Berlin Wall twenty years ago and the effects they have had on our world ever since. Based on documents, interviews, and television broadcasts from many different locations, including Moscow, Berlin, Bonn, Paris, London, and Washington, 1989 describes how Germany unified, NATO expansion began, and Russia got left on the periphery of the new Europe. Mary Sarotte explains that while it was clear past a certain point that the Soviet Bloc would crumble, there was nothing inevitable about what would follow. A wide array of political players--from leaders like Mikhail Gorbachev, Helmut Kohl, George H.W. Bush, and James Baker, to organizations like NATO and the European Community, to courageous individual dissidents--all proposed courses of action and models for the future. In front of global television cameras, a competition ensued, ultimately won by those who wanted to ensure that the "new" order looked very much like the old. Sarotte explores how the aftermath of this fateful victory, and Russian resentment of it, continue to shape world politics today. Presenting diverse perspectives from the political elite as well as ordinary citizens, 1989 is compelling reading for anyone who cares about international relations past, present, or future
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Winner, Robert H. Ferrell Book Prize 2010, Award of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations; Co-winner, 2010 Marshall Shulman Book Prize, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Winner, 2009 DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies, awarded by the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies
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Sarotte, M. E
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in international history and politics
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  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • Unification of Germany (1990)
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • World politics
  • Post-communism
  • Germany
  • Europe
  • United States
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Europe
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Membership requirements
  • Politics and government
  • Post-communism
  • World politics
  • Europe
  • Europe, Eastern
  • Germany
  • Russia (Federation)
  • United States
  • Koude Oorlog
  • NAVO
  • Duitse hereniging
  • Postcommunisme
  • Internationale politiek
  • Internationale betrekkingen
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1989 : the struggle to create post-Cold War Europe, Mary Elise Sarotte
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-308) and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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Contents
Introduction : Creating post-Cold War Europe : 1989 and the architecture of order -- Chapter 1. What changes in Summer and Autumn 1989? -- Tiananmen fails to transfer -- The Americans step back -- The status quo ceases to convince -- East German self-confidence rises -- Television transforms reality -- Chapter 2. Restoring four-power rights, reviving a confederation in 1989 -- On the night of November 9 -- What next? -- The four (occupying?) powers -- Candy, fruit, and sex -- The Portugalov push -- Specters revive -- The restoration and revival models fall apart -- Chapter 3. Heroic aspirations in 1990 -- The fournd table -- Counterrevolution? -- The consequences of the brush with a stage of terror -- Emerging controversy over reparations and NATO -- "NATO's jurisdiction would not shift one inch eastward" -- Property pluralism -- Chapter 4. Prefab prevails -- The security solutions : two plus four equals NATO -- The political solution : article 23 -- The economic solution : monetary union -- The election campaign and the ways of the ward heeler -- The results of March 18 -- Reassuring European neighbors -- Chapter 5. Securing building permits -- The first carrot : money -- The Washington summit -- The second carrot : NATO reform -- Breakthrough in Russia -- Pay any price -- Conclusion : the legacy of 1989 and 1990 -- Counterfactuals -- Consequences
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ocn893488864
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unknown
Edition
Third paperback printing, with a new afterword by the author
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 349 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781322110943
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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JSTOR
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10.1515/9781400852307
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illustrations, maps
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  • 22573/ctt6qks47
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not applicable
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unknown
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)893488864
Label
1989 : the struggle to create post-Cold War Europe, Mary Elise Sarotte
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-308) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Creating post-Cold War Europe : 1989 and the architecture of order -- Chapter 1. What changes in Summer and Autumn 1989? -- Tiananmen fails to transfer -- The Americans step back -- The status quo ceases to convince -- East German self-confidence rises -- Television transforms reality -- Chapter 2. Restoring four-power rights, reviving a confederation in 1989 -- On the night of November 9 -- What next? -- The four (occupying?) powers -- Candy, fruit, and sex -- The Portugalov push -- Specters revive -- The restoration and revival models fall apart -- Chapter 3. Heroic aspirations in 1990 -- The fournd table -- Counterrevolution? -- The consequences of the brush with a stage of terror -- Emerging controversy over reparations and NATO -- "NATO's jurisdiction would not shift one inch eastward" -- Property pluralism -- Chapter 4. Prefab prevails -- The security solutions : two plus four equals NATO -- The political solution : article 23 -- The economic solution : monetary union -- The election campaign and the ways of the ward heeler -- The results of March 18 -- Reassuring European neighbors -- Chapter 5. Securing building permits -- The first carrot : money -- The Washington summit -- The second carrot : NATO reform -- Breakthrough in Russia -- Pay any price -- Conclusion : the legacy of 1989 and 1990 -- Counterfactuals -- Consequences
Control code
ocn893488864
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Third paperback printing, with a new afterword by the author
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 349 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322110943
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400852307
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 642345
  • 22573/ctt6qks47
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)893488864

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