A Broader Range of Choice? US Policy in the 1958 and 1961 Berlin Crises

@inproceedings{Schake2002ABR,
  title={A Broader Range of Choice? US Policy in the 1958 and 1961 Berlin Crises},
  author={Kori N. Schake},
  year={2002}
}
The 1958 and 1961 Berlin crises are strikingly similar in their content, although different in their outcome. The Soviet Union issued the same ultimatum: unless the West acknowledged the German Democratic Republic, the Soviet Union would precipitate recognition by turning over Soviet rights in Berlin to the GDR. This transfer of rights would seem a trifling legality, hardly an issue to go to war over. However, West Germany’s commitment to the West was contingent on the NATO allies refusing to… CONTINUE READING

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