The United States, Western Europe and the Polish Crisis

International Relations in the Second Cold War

  • Authors
  • Helene¬†Sjursen

Part of the Cold War History Series book series (CWH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Helene Sjursen
      Pages 1-17
  3. The Crisis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Helene Sjursen
      Pages 21-40
    3. Helene Sjursen
      Pages 41-62
  4. National Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Helene Sjursen
      Pages 107-132
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 147-201

About this book


This book examines the response of the Western Alliance to the Polish Crisis (1980-83). The author analyses the different views of Europe and the United States regarding enforcement in East-West relations and the opposition in Western Europe to the American approach. This case exemplifies the lasting differences in attitude within the Western Alliance.


Cold War democracy Europe international relations USA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2003
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-40976-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4039-9029-7
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