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US Response to Soviet Invasions: Hungry and Czechoslovakia

 
Abu Nasar Saied Ahmad (Author)
Synopsis Fifty year agon, in October 1956, the mighty Soviet union invaded Hungary to crush a massive anti-Soviet rebellion that rocked Budapest. Twelve years later, Moscow repeated the same coercive and surgical measure in another country in Eastern Europe, Czecholovakia, a member of Warsaw treaty organization living in the Soviet sphere of influence. This book is a full-scale assessment, based on original documents and secondary source materials, of the US response to the two invasions to determine the efficacy of its policy of liberation of Eastern Europe. A great power, despite its pronounced policy of waging a psychological warfare against its powerful adversary, proved to be too weak to respond to the need of the hour to stall the Soviet invasions and to translate its policy of liberation into a reality when the opportune moment had appeared. It seeks to establish that tall but vague and false election promises during the 1952 Presidential election acted as an inducement to unarmed populace of Hungary to revolt against a mighty power that crushed the rebellion while the United States remained a silent sector from a safe distance. It also analyzes America’s response to the Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 when both the superpowers had, by implications, accepted their spheres of influences as a fait accompli.
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About the author

Abu Nasar Saied Ahmad

Abu Nasar Saied Ahmad is the Director of Omeno Kumar Das Institute of Social Change and Development at Guwahati. Before joining the Institute in 1999 he had served Dibrugarh University as a Professor of Political Science. A recipient of Fulbright Post Doctoral Fellowship (1981-1982) Professor Ahmed has a brilliant academic career and also has a large number of research and popular publications to his credit.

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Title US Response to Soviet Invasions: Hungry and Czechoslovakia
Format Hardcover
Date published: 19.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8183700950
length xii+236p., Bibliography; Index; 23cm.