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Western Containment Policies in the Cold War; The Yugoslav Case, 1948-1953

Heuser, B. (1989) Western Containment Policies in the Cold War; The Yugoslav Case, 1948-1953. Routledge, London & New York, pp304. ISBN 0415013038

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Containment, as conceived by the US government official George Kennan, was an aggressive attempt to cause the Soviet Cold War empire to disintegrate. This can is demonstrated by the case study of how the USA, Britain, and France tried to instrumentalise renegade Tito's Yugoslavia as a wedge to break up the cohesion of the Communist regimes within the Soviet sphere. They supported Tito against subversion and planned Soviet-orchestrated military attack from its neighbouring states; Western plans for the support of Yugoslavia included plans for a selective use of nuclear weapons.

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