The Soviet Union and the Politics of Peace
From the very day of the Soviet state’s inception, the relationship between the Soviet Union and the outside non-Communist world has been, at least from the Soviet point of view, that of unceasing and uncompromising confrontation. Whatever form in the course of history this confrontation has taken (or will take) — even that of direct military alliance, as during World War II, or of détente as from the early 1970s until recently — its antagonistic essence has remained unchanged, and will remain so until the final victory of Communism over Capitalism.
KeywordsForeign Policy Peaceful Coexistence Soviet Government World Peace Soviet Leadership
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