Eastern European and Soviet Department : Soviet problems in Eastern Europe : possible Soviet intervention in Poland (FCO28-004338).

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Abingdon, England : Taylor and Francis, 2020.
  • London : Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1981.
Description
1 online resource : colour text file, PDF

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Subject(s)
Series
  • Northern Department and East European and Soviet Department (and succeeding departments): Registered Files (N, EN and ES Series). ; FCO28-004338. [More in this series]
  • Cold War Eastern Europe. [More in this series]
  • FCO28: Foreign Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Northern Department and East European and Soviet Department (and succeeding departments): Registered Files (N, EN and ES Series). ; FCO28-004338
Data source
  • Cold War Eastern Europe, 1947-1982
  • Cold War Eastern Europe, 1976-1982: Module 4
  • History Commons
Summary note
A file containing documents concerning the possibility of Soviet intervention in Poland. Subjects covered in the file include critical and increasingly alarmist Soviet media coverage of the situation in Poland -- the appointment of a general, Wojciech Jaruzelski, as prime minster of Poland -- radicalism within the Polish United Workers' Party -- and reports of a major Warsaw Pact military exercise in and around Poland. Other subjects discussed in the file include the Soviet media holding the Solidarity movement and the Workers' Defence Committee responsible for the tension and disorder -- a visit to Poland by the West German foreign minister, Hans-Dietrich Genscher -- a threatened general strike in Poland, which was called off at the last moment -- the view of the British Foreign Secretary, Lord Carrington, that "the future of East-West relations depended almost entirely on Poland" -- and American evidence of Soviet military preparations for an invasion.
Notes
  • File date: 1981.
  • Date document(s) were released to the public domain: 2014.
  • Title from Cold War Eastern Europe Module IV.
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