Wielki blef Stalina. Dzieje noty Stalina z 10 marca 1952 roku na podstawie dokumentów przywództwa radzieckiego
Stalin’s Big Bluff The story of the Stalin Note of 10 March 1952 as reflected in the documents of the Soviet leadership
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Many contemporaries considered both German states as temporary arrangements. In 1952, there appeared a chance of reunifi cation and towards the end of the year a debate started whether Stalin’s note, dated 10 March 1952, which contained a proposal to create a united and neutral Germany was a real alternative. The files of the Soviet leadership, which were first analysed by the author, provide a clear answer: Stalin’s proposal was a manoeuvre against the rearmament of West Germany. Till the end of the “battle of notes”, the Soviet Union was not ready for a policy of neutrality even in relation to Austria. Thanks to the presented documents, the long-standing dispute over Stalin’s note is now settled.
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