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Digital Archive International History Declassified


Collections contain selected sets of historical documents related to a specific topic, region, or event.

  • China's Great Leap Forward, 1958-1961

    Ultimately a failed political campaign, the Great Leap Forward led to the deaths of millions of people across China.

  • Chinese Civil War, 1945-1950

    The Chinese Civil War (1945-1950) was a defining conflict for China, East Asia, and the world.

  • Chinese Nuclear History

    Although Mao Zedong said the "atom bomb is a paper tiger" in 1946, he nevertheless prioritized the development of a Chinese nuclear program.

  • Cold War on Ice

    Documents on international hockey during the Cold War.

  • Cold War Origins

    This collection of primary source documents discusses international relations during World War II and the years shortly after.

  • Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe

    Origins of the international security group, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

  • Conversations with Kim Il Sung

    Kim Il Sung ruled North Korea from 1948 until his death in 1994.

  • Conversations with Mao Zedong

    Mao Zedong ruled China from 1949 until his death in 1976, and his influence on China's foreign policy during the Cold War was immense.

  • Conversations with Zhou Enlai

    Zhou Enlai, China's first foreign minister and longtime premier, shaped and influenced Chinese foreign policy from 1949 through 1976.

  • Cuba and Southern Africa

    Cuban documents about Havana's policy toward Southern Africa in the final fifteen years of the Cold War.

  • Cuban Foreign Relations

    Documents on Cuban's international relations, focusing on it's relationship with the Soviet Union, China and the United States.

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    The thirteen day confrontation between the Soviet Union and the United States over the placement of Soviet missiles in Cuba.

  • Demise of Detente in Korea, 1973-1975

    The signing of the historic July 4th, 1972, Joint Communique was followed by a swift downturn in inter-Korean relations.

  • East German Uprising

    In June 1953 a strike by East Berlin construction workers spread throughout East Germany and was violently suppressed by the Soviet Army.

  • Economic Cold War

    Documents on economic issues during the Cold War, such as economic growth and dearth, foreign aid, and international trade.

  • End of the Cold War

    Documents on the collapse of the Soviet Union in the late 1980s.

  • Euratom

    The European Atomic Energy Community was established by the Euratom Treaty on 25 March 1957

  • Euromissiles Crisis

    Documents on the period of confrontation and building tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States from 1979 to 1983.