A Good Example of Peaceful Coexistence? : the Soviet Union, Austria, and Neutrality, 1955-1991 / Woldgang Mueller
- Mueller, Wolfgang
- Vienna : Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2011.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Zentraleuropa-Studien ; Band 15
- Restrictions on Access:
- Open Access Unrestricted online access
- This monograph, based on newly declassified sources from Western and Russian archives as well as on communist texts about international law and neutrality, is the first English-language account of Soviet policy towards neutral yet capitalist Austria during the Cold War. In order to make neutrality a model for the West, the Kremlin presented the unique Soviet-Austrian relationship as "a good example of peaceful coexistence" and a showcase for the benefits a Western state might reap by declaring neutrality. This honor, however, had strings attached: The communist doctrine of neutrality contained obligations that were expected to make it possible to exploit neutral states as instruments of Soviet policy and bring them nearer the socialist bloc.
- 9783700170563 (electronic bk.)
3700170564 (electronic bk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-375) and index.
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