RUSSIA AND POSTWAR EUROPE by David J. Dallon

RUSSIA AND POSTWAR EUROPE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Disturbing and blunt speaking, this close examination of Russia's foreign policy from the last war to this, in relation to Europe, and particularly to England and Germany. (Her role in the Far East is to be covered in a subsequent volume). Until 1934 Germany seemed the country of revolutionary hopes; with Hitler came hostility to Communism which forced Russia to ally herself with Britain, while hating Britain's imperialism. England and America together opposed Russian expansion -- but needed her as an ally against Germany. The author feels that Russia has not altered her basic premise -- to try to spread the faith (through organized resistance in occupied territories, laying the groundwork for future sovietization); to distrust any capitalistically; to preserve a strong Germany to balance off England and America. Demands for a ""Soviet security sphere"" may prove a source of another war unless she can be persuaded that security lies in alliance. Thoroughly documented.

Publisher: Yale