Forsvarsstudier no. 1/1998
Title: The Soviet Union and Germany. Unification during Stalin.
Author: Stein Bjørnstad
Antall sider: 70
In the early 1950s, when West Germany was about to be rearmed, the Soviet Foreign Ministry contemplated a plan to unify and neutralise the country. Being met with East German opposition and Politburo indecisiveness, the Soviet considerations about a German peace treaty produce rare evidence about the working of the Kremlin during the years of absolute totalitarianism prior to Stalin’s death.
Stein Bjørnstad has a cand.philol. degree in history from the University of Oslo. He has previously worked as a research assistant at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies