Project Summary

Soviet-Eastern German relations from 1953 through the building of the Berlin Wall in 1961 argues that East Germany had greater power in its relations with the Soviet Union than has previously been recognized in histories of the period or in theoretical approaches to the study of international relations in the cold war. In particular, the length and intensity of the Berlin Crisis and the building of the Berlin Wall were significiantly influenced by the East German leadership. international history of the Cold War