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The open window into the Soviet bloc : US policy toward Poland, 1956-1968

The open window into the Soviet bloc : US policy toward Poland, 1956-1968 / Jakub Tyszkiewicz.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2024.
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viii, 263 pages ; 25 cm.
"This volume analyzes US policy towards communist-ruled Poland in the fields of diplomacy, economy, culture, and public diplomacy. It highlights the limitations in developing cooperation between democratic and non-democratic countries resulting from the Cold War conflict. No comprehensive account of US policy towards Poland from 1956-1968 has emerged in historiography. This book aims to answer why, since the political changes of the Polish October 1956, Washington ceased to see Polish affairs as "Soviet-related matters." Instead, it recognized communist-ruled Poland as a separate political entity among other Kremlin-dependent states in Eastern Europe. This policy, introduced by the Dwight D. Eisenhower administration, was continued by his successors John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Recently declassified US and Polish archival sources allow the presentation of more considerations around the decision-making mechanisms by presidential administrations regarding communist Poland after 1956. They also reveal the dependence of the implementation of US actions on the climate of international relations. Moreover, they can now explain how Poland became an "open window" towards the Soviet bloc and a model example of the changes in the US policy of diversifying its approach to Eastern European countries under Soviet control in the next decades"-- Provided by publisher.
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US policy toward Poland, 1956-1968
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Online version: Tyszkiewicz, Jakub, 1966- Open window into the Soviet bloc Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2024
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March 04, 2024
Routledge histories of Central and Eastern Europe.
Routledge histories of Central and Eastern Europe
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The United States and Polish October
The swan song of the liberation
First PL 480 Agreement
Activities at the political level
Activities at the economic level
Public diplomacy : cultural and scientific cooperation and humanitarian aid
Radio Free Europe in the Eisenhower administration's policy toward Poland
New hopes and first disappointments
Economic negotiations in the shadow of politics
Other fields of cooperation
The laborious "bridge building"
Poland in the policy of "building bridges"
RFE and other propaganda efforts
The Oder-Neisse border in US policy towards Poland.

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