The Assembly of Captive European Nations: A Transnational Organization and Tool of Anti-Communist Propaganda

  • Martin Nekola
Part of the The Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series book series (PMSTH)


The activities of East European exiles in the United States during the Cold War, for many years a neglected topic, has recently and rightfully become the object of historical and political research. Estimates of the numbers of refugees and exiles continue to vary widely. The exiles included workers as well as the cultural, scientific, intellectual and political elites of Eastern Europe. Many were determined to contribute towards the difficult task of liberating their homelands from communist rule. To do so, they needed to gain the support of governments willing to back their cause, and most importantly to establish a unifying umbrella organization that would give them greater legitimacy and become a worthy partner for Western nations.


Foreign Policy ACEN Activity Iron Curtain National Security Council Propaganda Campaign 
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