Contrasting US and German Attitudes to Soviet Trade, 1917–91

Politics by Economic Means

  • Authors
  • Hélène Seppain

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Hélène Seppain
      Pages 1-5
  3. The Origins of US and German Attitudes to Soviet Trade: ‘Positive Economic Measures’ in the Interwar Period

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Hélène Seppain
      Pages 30-54
  4. Economic Power as an Instrument of Foreign Policy: Embargo in 1947–53

  5. Diversification in East-West Trade Policy after 1953

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 261-349

About this book


Analyzes the differences in the approach to Soviet trade between the US and Germany since 1917. It provides an historical perpective to the use of Western economic power as an instrument with which to change Soviet policy. The book relates economic policy to political strategy.


1922 communism Contras crisis economic policy Germany Marshall Plan peace trade trade policy Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

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