Post World War II European History
Selected Resources

The Armistice Agreement with Rumania, September 12, 1944
A digital document of the agreement between the governments of United States of America, the United Kingdom, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and the Government of Rumania, concerning an armistice. From The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School.

Armistice Agreement with Hungary; January 20, 1945
A digital document of th agreement concerning an armistice between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the United Kinkdon of Great Britain, Northern Ireland,, the United States of Ameria, and Hungary. From The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School.

Bay of Pigs
On May 3, 2000, the National Security Archive released newly declassified portions of the Taylor Commission Report, the report from the commission charged by President Kennedy with investigating the Bay of Pigs incident. The eight documents in this new release add crucial details to the picture that emerged from prior, more heavily censored releases of Taylor Commission materials in 1977 and 1986.

The Berlin Crisis, 1958-1962
The Berlin Crisis, 1958-1962 document collection provides a record of U.S. policy during the most prolonged U.S.-Soviet crisis of the Cold War era. From the Digital National Security Archive.

Brussels Treaty, March 17, 1948
Treaty of Economic, Social, and Cultural Collaboration and Collective Self-defense (Brussels Treaty), March 17, 1948. A digital document from The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School.

Cold War
Part of the Library of Congress's Soviet Archives exhibit. Contains information on the Cold War including images of documents from the Soviet Archives.

Cold War International History Project
The Cold War International History Project was established at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C in 1991. CWIP disseminates new information and perspectives on the history of the Cold War as it emerges from the former Communist world.

At Cold War's End: US Intelligence on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, 1989-1991
Declassified documents released by the CIA. The Agency has only rarely declassified and made available Cold War records.

Cold War Submarines in the Cold War
This site traces the history of submarines from their early roots to their key role in the "Strategic Triad" of nuclear forces in the Cold War. The primary focus of the site is post-WWII nuclear powered submarines: fast attacks (smaller enemy sub hunters) and boomers (ballistic missile subs). From The National Museum of American History.

The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 presents an integrated, comprehensive record of U.S. decisionmaking during the most dangerous U.S.-Soviet confrontation in the nuclear era. From the the Digital National Security Archive

The Cuban Missile Crisis
The National Security Agency's analysis of the Cuban missile crisis. Includes an extensive document archive of declassified files associated with the crisis (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) and a full-length synopsis of events. This site highlights the role that signals intelligence (SIGINT) played in the crisis.

Falklands War 1982
As reported in The New York Times: On March 20, 1982, Argentine citizens came ashore on South Georgia, a small island in the Falkland Island archipelago. A supplement to Bell & Howell Information and Learning's information products for primary and secondary schools. Includes resource lists and suggested activities for further exploration.

Falklands 15 Years On
The Argentinian invasion of the Falkland Islands in 1982 was a turning point in modern British history. This dossier comes from a souvenir magazine produced by The News, Portsmouth, UK, on May 26, 1997 to mark the 15th anniversary of the Falklands War.

The Helsinki Accords
Representatives of thirty-five nations gathered in Helsinki, Finland,in 1975 for a Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe. The Final Act of the Conference, known as the Helsinki Accords, sets forth a number of basic human rights. Published by CIVITAS, an international, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting civic education and civil society.

For European Recovery: The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Marshall Plan
In a now-celebrated speech delivered at the Harvard University commencement on June 5, 1947, Secretary of State George Catlett Marshall (1880-1959) proposed a solution to the wide-spread hunger, unemployment, and housing shortages that faced Europeans in the aftermath of World War II. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Marshall's speech, the Library of Congress presents this display on the origins and effects of the Marshall Plan. It features photographs and cartoons from the Prints and Photographs Division and items from the papers of Averell Harriman, the ERP special representative in Europe from 1948 to 1950, whose collection in the Library's Manuscript Division contains photographs, letters, memos, and printed material that document the early days of this acclaimed international initiative.

The Marshall Plan, 1947
Speech Delivered by General George Marshall at Harvard University on June 5, 1947. This text is part of the Internet Modern History Sourcebook. The Sourcebook is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted texts for introductory level classes in modern European and World history.

Maastricht Treaty on European Union, 1992
"On The Record" Official Documents from the Union. This Treaty marks a new stage in the process of creating an ever closer union among the peoples of Europe.

The Berlin (Potsdam) Conference, July 17-August 2, 1945
A digital document of the Potsdam Conference: The Berlin Conference of the Three Heads of Government of the U. S. S. R., U. S. A., and U. K., which took place from July 17 to August 2, 1945. From The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School.

Margaret Thatcher
The first woman to hold the office of prime minister of Great Britain (1979-1990). The information is from Microsoft Encarta.

Margaret Thatcher,2763,45934,00.html
Transcript of speech by Rt Hon William Hague MP at the dinner to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Margaret Thatcher's election as prime minister.

Margaret Thatcher
On-Line Speeches (RealAudio) from the "Margaret Thatcher Tenth Annual John M. Ashbrook Memorial Dinner September 17, 1993." From the John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs Ashland University.

Margaret Thatcher
WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM MARGARET THATCHER. Sir Rhodes Boyson, Heritage Foundatioin Lecture held on October 3-6, 1999. Published by The Heritage Foundation

The Treaty of Rome
Full text of the Treaty establishing the European Community as Amended by Subsequent Treaties.

The Yalta Conference, February, 1945
The text of the agreements reached at the Crimea (Yalta) Conference between President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill and Generalissimo Stalin, as released by the State Department. A digital document from The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School.

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