Abstract

The historiographical tradition which has been established in respect of the sputniks crisis can be seen as an agglomeration of several fairly similar versions of events and a denial of any which differs from them. A truly alternative view has recently been presented, but as a rather minor theme in what is arguably the only work of genius so far written in the field. This concluding chapter reviews those versions of events, roughly in the order of their appearance.

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Titan Agglomeration Defend Stake Alan 

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