• Vladimir V. Kusin
Part of the Studies in Russian and East European History book series


This is neither a history of the period under consideration nor a full account of the clash between exponents of Communist and democratic forms of government. To avoid simply rehashing what others may already have said better, I have concentrated on the formation, gradual amendment and implementation of the essential features of the strategy of takeover. Much more has been written about February 1948 in Czechoslovakia than can be quoted or even only alluded to. Thus omission of a work from the notes must not be read as a sign of neglect or slight.


Communist Party Democratic Party Social Democratic Party Party Membership Marshall Plan 
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