Collections contain selected sets of historical documents related to a specific topic, region, or event.
Ultimately a failed political campaign, the Great Leap Forward led to the deaths of millions of people across China.
The Chinese Civil War (1945-1950) was a defining conflict for China, East Asia, and the world.
Although Mao Zedong said the "atom bomb is a paper tiger" in 1946, he nevertheless prioritized the development of a Chinese nuclear program.
Documents on international hockey during the Cold War.
This collection of primary source documents discusses international relations during World War II and the years shortly after.
Origins of the international security group, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
Kim Il Sung ruled North Korea from 1948 until his death in 1994.
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.
Zhou Enlai, China's first foreign minister and longtime premier, shaped and influenced Chinese foreign policy from 1949 through 1976.
Cuban documents about Havana's policy toward Southern Africa in the final fifteen years of the Cold War.
Documents on Cuban's international relations, focusing on it's relationship with the Soviet Union, China and the United States.
The thirteen day confrontation between the Soviet Union and the United States over the placement of Soviet missiles in Cuba.
The signing of the historic July 4th, 1972, Joint Communique was followed by a swift downturn in inter-Korean relations.
In June 1953 a strike by East Berlin construction workers spread throughout East Germany and was violently suppressed by the Soviet Army.
Documents on economic issues during the Cold War, such as economic growth and dearth, foreign aid, and international trade.
Documents on the collapse of the Soviet Union in the late 1980s.
The European Atomic Energy Community was established by the Euratom Treaty on 25 March 1957
Documents on the period of confrontation and building tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States from 1979 to 1983.