Empire by Invitation? The United States and Western Europe, 1945-1952

@article{Lundestad1986EmpireBI,
  title={Empire by Invitation? The United States and Western Europe, 1945-1952},
  author={Geir Lundestad},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  year={1986},
  volume={23},
  pages={263 - 277}
}
  • Geir Lundestad
  • Published 1986
  • Engineering
  • Journal of Peace Research
  • The article attempts to substantiate two related arguments. First, that the American expansion was really more striking than the Soviet one in the first years after the Second World War. While America's influence could be strongly felt in most corners of the world, the Soviet Union counted for little outside its border areas, however vast these border areas. The article looks briefly at the increased American role in Asia and Africa, but the emphasis is on the dramatic change in the American… CONTINUE READING
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