||Soviet Draft of a German Peace Treaty – First "Stalin Note" (March 10, 1952)
At the end of the Second World War, tensions between the Western powers and the Soviet Union began gradually intensifying, and in 1950 Korea became the scene of the Cold War’s first military confrontation.....
||Three Telegrams from U.S. High Commissioner John McCloy to Secretary of State Dean Acheson regarding the "Stalin Note" (1952)
Adenauer’s reaction to the “Stalin Note” and to American efforts to ascertain his position....
||Western Powers' Reply (March 25, 1952)|
In March of 1952, neither the three Western powers nor the West German government were willing to abandon the Federal Republic’s ongoing integration into the West. The Western powers distrusted
||Manifesto of the Paulskirche Meeting in Frankfurt (January 29, 1955)
After failure of the Stalin initiative of March 1952, Adenauer’s determination to bind the....
||Adenauer’s State Visit to Moscow (September 9-13, 1955)
After being integrated into Western defense structures and recovering full sovereignty in May 1955, the Federal Republic of Germany engaged in direct talks with the Soviet Union. On September 13,....
||Correspondence between Nikolai Bulganin and Konrad Adenauer on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the USSR and the Federal Republic of Germany (September 13-14, 1955)
The Federal Republic and the Soviet Union established full diplomatic relations in September 1955. On this occasion, Konrad Adenauer made it clear to Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin that this did....
||Berlin Declaration by the Three Western Powers and the German Federal Republic on Reunification (July 29, 1957)
By July 1957, the firm integration of the GDR and the FRG into their respective alliance systems in East and West was a fact of life, and German reunification seemed to have slid into the distant....
||Speech by Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev at a Soviet-Polish Meeting in Moscow (November 10, 1958)
In November 1958, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev accused the Western powers of violating the demilitarization clause of the Potsdam....
||John Foster Dulles on the Possibility of Negotiations with the GDR (November 26, 1958)
In light of the most recent Berlin crisis, which had been brought about by the Soviet ultimatum demanding that the Western powers withdraw from Berlin, American Secretary of State John Foster Dulles....
||The Berlin Ultimatum (November 27, 1958)
On November 27, 1958, the Soviet foreign ministry followed up on
Khrushchev’s November 10th....
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