How did the alliances of World War 2 break down, and so quickly, after 1945? How close were these alliances in the first place, and what differences existed between the United States and the Soviet Union that acted as wedges between these two states and their respective allies? This seminar focuses on the ideas, events, and people – as expressed in key documents – of the years immediately after the end of World War 2, and how the Cold War began. All participants will be provided with a paper copy of the documents reader in advance of the program, and will have access to digital copies, as well.
Digital agenda and reader to be posted shortly.