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Making common cause : German-Soviet secret relations, 1919-22 /
Vasilis Vourkoutiotis.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
description
vi, 200 p.
ISBN
0230006442, 9780230006447
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
isbn
0230006442
9780230006447
catalogue key
6059269
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Vasilis Vourkoutiotis Assistant Professor of History at the University of Ottawa, Canada
Summaries
Title Summary
"Within the history of the inter-war years, the Soviet-German relationship stands out as being decisive not only for Europe, but the world as a whole. Before Molotov and Ribbentrop had heard of each other, the German and Soviet armies had established a functional working relationship which would yield the tools later used in the Second World War. This study traces the evolution of the relationship between the outsider states of the international system from its earliest moments in the chaotic months following the First World War, to the establishment of formal relations in 1922, when the diplomatic umbrella could more safely shelter the growing collaboration. Making Common Cause in the first book-length study of this topic to be based upon both German and previously underutilized or unavailable Russian archival sources, and thus provides an important complement to the historiography of inter-war Europe."--BOOK JACKET.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Using German and previously closed Soviet archives, this work brings to date the historiography of one of the most important aspects of the 20th century international relations, the steps by which Germany and Soviet Russia would find common ground and establish a relationship whose impact would be felt through World War Two.
Description for Bookstore
This work brings to date the historiography of how Germany and Soviet Russia established an important relationship after the First World War, the impact of which would be felt throughout the Second World War.
Long Description
Using German and previously closed or underutilized Soviet archives, this work brings to date the historiography of one of the most important aspects of twentieth-century international relations: the steps by which Germany and Soviet Russia, the two pariah states of the First World War, would find common ground and establish a relationship whose impact would be felt through the Second World War. It focuses especially on the earliest secret contacts between the German military and the fledgling Soviet regime.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. vi
Introductionp. 1
Historical Background: End of War and Start of "Peace"p. 8
Exploring the Options: 1919p. 35
Opening the Door Wider, Amid Rumours and Chaosp. 62
Confirming the Contacts, Building a Frameworkp. 106
Under the Umbrella of Rapallop. 137
Conclusionp. 169
Notesp. 174
Bibliographyp. 185
Indexp. 196
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