The Psychological Factor in Soviet Foreign Policy

by Robert C. Tucker


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A study of the implications of Stalin's death for changing the motivation of Soviet foreign policy. During the Stalinist era foreign territory and people participating in the cult of the USSR were totally controlled, the world was divided between two antagonistic camps, and the notion of political neutrality was excluded in world politics. In the post-Stalin period a new expansionism of Soviet influence arose to create new spheres of influence, and the competition for preponderance in third states caused the two-world image to disappear.

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