The Politburo and Foreign Policy in the 1930s

  title={The Politburo and Foreign Policy in the 1930s},
  author={Derek Watson},
After 1917, the traditional foundations of Russian foreign policy: the quest for security, great power ambitions and the everyday need to conduct relationships with other states, were joined by new ideological factors: the Bolshevik commitment to spread communism and implacable hostility to the capitalist world. These ideological factors were dominant in foreign policy during the early years of the Soviet regime, with unsuccessful attempts to spread world revolution in Germany, Hungary and… Expand
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