Journal of Transatlantic Studies

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 158–167 | Cite as

The representation of the Cold War: the Peace and the War camps in Czechoslovakia, 1948–1960

  • Roman Krakovsky


The purpose of the paper is to analyse the socialist representation of East and West Camps in Czechoslovakia, during the founding period of the 1950s. After investigating the origins of the Peace Movement, I analyse how the Peace and the War Camps were represented, and how the representation of ‘the other’ (in this case, the West) also revealed the (both idealised and actual) self-images and intents of the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia.


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  • Roman Krakovsky
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  1. 1.Institut d’études politiquesParisFrance

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