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The Paris Peace Treaty in the Context of the Commencing Cold War

Author(s): Barnabás Vajda
Subject(s): WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Cold-War History, Politics of History/Memory
Published by: Fórum Kisebbségkutató Intézet
Keywords: Paris Peace Treaty;1947;Cold War;international relations;

Summary/Abstract: The study makes a research into the Paris Peace Treaty of 1947 and its links with the unfolding Cold War. The author considers both the negotiation phase as well as the conference phase of the Paris peace process, from late-1945 until late-1947, and analyses the whole peace process in the wider context of international diplomacy. The main conclusions of the study are the following: (i) the process of the Paris Peace Conference as a case study shows the actual process how the relations between the two superpowers, the US and the Soviet Union, derailed form a cooperative phase to an open hostility; (ii) during the Paris Peace Conference we can already observe many signs of both strategical and ideological distrust, which (iii) became visible right after the signing of the Paris Peace Treaty on February 10, 1947 thus contributing significantly to the long set of superpower conflicts that we mark as the early Cold War.

  • Issue Year: XIX/2017
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 147-152
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Hungarian