The Resource A distant front in the Cold War : the USSR in West Africa and the Congo, 1956-1964, Sergey Mazov

A distant front in the Cold War : the USSR in West Africa and the Congo, 1956-1964, Sergey Mazov

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A distant front in the Cold War : the USSR in West Africa and the Congo, 1956-1964
Title
A distant front in the Cold War
Title remainder
the USSR in West Africa and the Congo, 1956-1964
Statement of responsibility
Sergey Mazov
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Language
eng
Summary
  • A Distant Front in the Cold War reveals West Africa as a significant site of Cold War conflict in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Although the region avoided the extreme tensions of the standoff in Eastern Europe or of the Cuban missile crisis, it nevertheless offers a vivid example of political, economic, and propagandistic rivalry between the United States and the USSR
  • For Africa, this was a critical period characterized by decolonization and the formation of African countries' first foreign policies. The United States and the Soviet Union both hoped to win the sympathies of the newly established states, and Sergey Mazov's book is the first account of that competition, which the Soviet Union lost, largely through ignorance of the region
  • Mazov presents evidence from previously inaccessible or unknown documents in Russian and U.S. archives, as well as an international sampling of recent scholarly works. The rich historical account pays particular attention to the repercussions of Soviet West African experience on later Soviet foreign policy, especially in the third world. --Book Jacket
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contains biographical information
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Mazov, S. V.
Index
index present
LC call number
DT476.5
LC item number
.M39 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Mazov, S. V.
Series statement
Cold War International History Project series.
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  • Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich
  • Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich
  • Africa, West
  • Soviet Union
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Soviet Union
  • Africa, West
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Soviet Union
  • West Africa
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Soviet Union
  • Sowjetunion
  • Westafrika
  • Kongo (Demokratische Republik)
  • Sowjetunion
  • Westafrika
  • Kongo (Republik)
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Political and social views
  • Außenpolitik
  • Ost-West-Konflikt
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A distant front in the Cold War : the USSR in West Africa and the Congo, 1956-1964, Sergey Mazov
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Publication
Note
"Portions of this book were originally published as Politika SSSR v Zapadnoĭ Afrike, 1956-1964 : neizvestnye stranitsy istorii kholodnoĭ voĭny (Moscow : Nauka, 2008); translated by the author"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • The price of the "Guinean experiment" for the Soviet Union
  • Rapprochement with Ghana
  • The disintegration of the Mali Federation and the appearance of a new ally
  • Seeking more pragmatic approaches, 1961-1962
  • The final acts of the Congolese tragedy
  • The Guinean turn to the West
  • Ghana, the new "leading light of African freedom"
  • Debates over African socialism--and Soviet-Malian relations
  • The struggle for the soul of the West African elite, 1963-1964
  • The Sino-Soviet split and West Africa
  • Building bridges, 1956-1959
  • To train "people with progressive views, sincere friends of the Soviet Union"
  • Political indoctrination on the spot
  • Regimes destined to fall
  • From Stalinist dualism to Khrushchevian flexibility
  • Did Khrushchev have a special "African strategy"?
  • The Liberian debut of Soviet diplomacy
  • Establishing relations with Ghana
  • The beginning of the "Guinean experiment" and the superpowers' responses
  • Achievements and failures in the "year of Africa," 1960
  • The eruption of the Congo crisis : the first open challenge
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 334 p.
Isbn
9780804760591
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010017490
System control number
  • (OCoLC)611964395
  • (OCoLC)ocn611964395
Label
A distant front in the Cold War : the USSR in West Africa and the Congo, 1956-1964, Sergey Mazov
Publication
Note
"Portions of this book were originally published as Politika SSSR v Zapadnoĭ Afrike, 1956-1964 : neizvestnye stranitsy istorii kholodnoĭ voĭny (Moscow : Nauka, 2008); translated by the author"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • The price of the "Guinean experiment" for the Soviet Union
  • Rapprochement with Ghana
  • The disintegration of the Mali Federation and the appearance of a new ally
  • Seeking more pragmatic approaches, 1961-1962
  • The final acts of the Congolese tragedy
  • The Guinean turn to the West
  • Ghana, the new "leading light of African freedom"
  • Debates over African socialism--and Soviet-Malian relations
  • The struggle for the soul of the West African elite, 1963-1964
  • The Sino-Soviet split and West Africa
  • Building bridges, 1956-1959
  • To train "people with progressive views, sincere friends of the Soviet Union"
  • Political indoctrination on the spot
  • Regimes destined to fall
  • From Stalinist dualism to Khrushchevian flexibility
  • Did Khrushchev have a special "African strategy"?
  • The Liberian debut of Soviet diplomacy
  • Establishing relations with Ghana
  • The beginning of the "Guinean experiment" and the superpowers' responses
  • Achievements and failures in the "year of Africa," 1960
  • The eruption of the Congo crisis : the first open challenge
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 334 p.
Isbn
9780804760591
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010017490
System control number
  • (OCoLC)611964395
  • (OCoLC)ocn611964395

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