The preceding chapters have outlined in some detail the general trajectory that led to the Cold War. The two remaining chapters provide respectively a summary and assessment of the story of the origins of the Cold War as I have recounted it and, in Chapter 7, some more general conclusions about the implications for international politics more generally. If we were to caricature the two main accounts about the origins of the Cold War we would find diametrically opposed interpretations of Soviet and American behaviour. The first, which we could enlarge from the traditionalist version, has Stalin master-minding the subjugation of Europe and Asia, prevented only by robust American actions.
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