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A Reevaluation of Soviet Policy in Central Europe: The Soviet Union and the Occupation of Austria
A Reevaluation of Soviet Policy in Central Europe: The Soviet Union and the Occupation of Austria

Author(s): Raelynn J. Hillhouse
Subject(s): Political history, International relations/trade, WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Post-War period (1950 - 1989), Cold-War History, Geopolitics, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: SAGE Publications Ltd
Keywords: Central Europe; Allied occupation of Austria; Soviet Union; Warsaw Pact; Soviet policy; political interests in Austria; Cold War;

Summary/Abstract: In May 1955, as the fate of a divided Germany was sealed, another Central European nation which also had experienced a decade of Allied occupation and administration was reunited and granted its sovereignty. Until December 1954, it had appeared that Austria would remain indefinitely occupied and vulnerable to the whims of the Cold War due to Soviet insistence that the the Austrian and German questions be linked. Ironically, during a period of high international tension, as the Federal Republic of Germany was integrated into NATO and the German Democratic Republic became a founding member of the Warsaw Pact, the Soviet Union, the United States, France and Great Britain came to an agreement to withdraw Austria from the Cold War. [...]

  • Issue Year: 03/1989
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 83-104
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: English