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The U. S. Grand Strategy at the Beginnin of the Cold War, 1945-1853
Křiklán, Jan ; Horčička, Václav (advisor) ; Koura, Jan (referee)
(English): The Cold War is a major milestone in world history and the general history of mankind. He created a world order that confirmed Western hegemony over the world for decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union. However, the Cold War did not emerge from nothing. It was created by people after World War II (Americans, Russians, British etc.). Since the defeat of Germany was inevitable, the Allies, together with their disputes on individual issues (Iran, Turkey and Greece), began to create a spawn for the next conflict, which we call the Cold War. This struggle for domination over the world lasted for decades and cost many lives in the name of dubious ideas about social engineering, where it is possible to ,,revolutionize" society from above or manage life according to abstract economic calculations. Behind the phrases of progress was the great power desires of people and politicians, emphasized by the individual ideologies of liberal democracy and Stalinist communism.
The U. S. Grand Strategy at the Beginnin of the Cold War, 1945-1853
Křiklán, Jan ; Horčička, Václav (advisor) ; Koura, Jan (referee)
(English): The Cold War is a major milestone in world history and the general history of mankind. He created a world order that confirmed Western hegemony over the world for decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union. However, the Cold War did not emerge from nothing. It was created by people after World War II (Americans, Russians, British etc.). Since the defeat of Germany was inevitable, the Allies, together with their disputes on individual issues (Iran, Turkey and Greece), began to create a spawn for the next conflict, which we call the Cold War. This struggle for domination over the world lasted for decades and cost many lives in the name of dubious ideas about social engineering, where it is possible to ,,revolutionize" society from above or manage life according to abstract economic calculations. Behind the phrases of progress was the great power desires of people and politicians, emphasized by the individual ideologies of liberal democracy and Stalinist communism.
"Match of the Century": The World Chess Championship of 1972 as a propagandistic clash of the Cold War
Jarošová, Veronika ; Koura, Jan (advisor) ; Horčička, Václav (referee)
The presented bachelor thesis deals with the world chess championship between Robert Fischer and Boris Spassky in 1972 within the context of the sports rivalry between the US and the USSR during the Cold War era. The thesis analyses the roots and manifestations of the sports competition between the United States and the Soviet Union, it explores the differences in approach to sporting representation and chess in both states. This work also captures the cultural and sports exchange after World War II which led to mutual visits of the American and Soviet chess teams in their respective countries. Attention is paid to the causes of the media attention devoted to the championship of 1972, which include the then-existing Soviet dominance in world chess, the amount of prize money, and the eccentric behaviour of the American chess player Robert Fischer. A fair amount of attention is given to the depiction of the championship in the American, Czechoslovak, and Soviet press, and it focuses on the way in which both players were portrayed as representatives of their countries. Key words: cold war - propaganda - chess - Robert James Fischer - Boris Vasilyevich Spassky
F. D. Roosevelt's New Deal Policy. Czechoslovak Perspective
Valchář, Filip ; Horčička, Václav (advisor) ; Koura, Jan (referee)
The author will focus on analysis the program of the "restoration" of the United States of America in the thirties of twenty century, so called New Deal. Primarily focuses on the analysis of his first part in 1933-1936, untill Franklin Delano Roosevelt come in the second presidential term. It will be based on the analysis of the Great Depression and its impact on the United States, which will be seen in the context of the "Roaring Twenties", which prosperity had great affect on the perception of the Great Depression. Except analysis of the process decisions of the FDR, the author will aim on the key components of New Deal- NIRA, AAA and TVA projects, the impact of specific laws and sector development, that has directly affect on them. The author will try to analyze relationship between the USA and Czechoslovakia in time of the New Deal in the years 1933-1936. Thesis will be based mainly on Publisher sources and professional literature predominantly from Anglo-Saxon provenance.
Czechoslovakia-Kenya relations in context of the Cold War
Jando, Matej ; Koura, Jan (advisor) ; Pešta, Mikuláš (referee)
The bachelor thesis "Czechoslovakia-Kenya Relations in the Context of the Cold War" follows the nature and development of the mutual relations of the two states primarily in the 1960s and analyzes the activities of Prague in Kenya from establishment of contacts with the liberation movement of Kenya to gradual reduction of activity and the termination of the work of the Czechoslovak residency in Nairobi in the early 1970s. The work also describes the Kenyan internal political development from the perspective of the Czechoslovak Secret Service and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the first years after independence. At that time, the Czechoslovak government saw, in colonial and later independent Kenya, the potential for selling its own export goods, as well as a chance to have a strategically placed ally in foreign policy. By supporting the left wing of the KANU ruling party (by training cadres, building a parallel intelligence service and suppling weapons), Czechoslovakia gradually tried to tie the newly formed state to the Eastern Bloc. The work also tries to explain the reasons why, despite this effort, the CSSR and the whole Eastern bloc were not able to succeed against the influence of Great Britain and the United States. The main focal point of the paper are archival materials of the Ministry...
A Handshake with "The Mad Dog of the Middle East": Relations of Qaddafi's Libya with the Eastern Bloc on the Example of Czechoslovak Socialist Republic
Borovský, Matyáš ; Koura, Jan (advisor) ; Pešta, Mikuláš (referee)
Presented thesis discusses the relationship between the Eastern bloc and Libya, using the Czechoslovak model as an example. On the basis of analysis of archive documents this text describes the cooperative process between socialist states and the regime of Muammar Qaddafi within the period of 1969-1989. The emphasis is put on political, economical, military and, to some extent, cultural aspects of mutual relationship between said countries. The purpose of this thesis is to present Czechoslovakia as a so called "small player" in the context of international politics of the Cold war. The author is aiming to show that, contrary to the orthodox explanations of the Cold war as a conflict of two monolithic blocs, Czechoslovakia was capable of limited autonomy within the frame of her foreign policy, especially towards third world countries. Therefore, more than simply presenting the Cold war as an East-West process, this thesis works with a North-South view. The point of this perspective is that the Cold war itself was not just a clash of superpowers, but was also comprised of acts of international help from Eastern bloc states to, among others, the North African countries such as Libya. To complete this task, the author worked with archive materials of Czech provenance, as well as domestic and foreign...
Militia during the The American War of Independence
Uhrová, Dominika ; Koura, Jan (advisor) ; Perutka, Lukáš (referee)
This bachelor thesis will deal with the issue of militia during the American War of Independence. It will introduce some important personalities and commanders associated with the activities of the militia, as well as outline the important military campaigns in which militia participated. This theme will be set in the broader context of the history of militia in American society. Finally, I will focus on the position of the militia after the war and its anchoring in the American legal system. In this section, attention will be paid to the Constitution of the United States of America, the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America and to The Militia Act of 1792. Finally, I will evaluate the importance of militia in the formation of the United States of America and try to answer the question of whether the United States of America would have existed without the existence of the militia. Key words: The American War of Independence; militia; United states of America
Relationships of Czechoslovakia and Egypt in era of Antonín Novotný
Kubr, Jan ; Rychlík, Jan (advisor) ; Koura, Jan (referee)
(in English): The topic of this thesis is the attempt about summary of the important meetings, deals and development of the relationships between the Czechoslovakia and Egypt between the years 1955-1967. The time period of this thesis is bounded by these years because the relationships, were not common before year 1955, meanwhile the political career of Antonín Novotný was coming to its end in 1967. Novotný stopped to be the 1st secretary of ÚV KSČ in January 1968 and he abdicated on his presidency in March 1968. Except the relationships of the Czechoslovakia and Egypt I had been trying to describe the relationships between Egypt and the United States, the United Kingdom, France, the Soviet Union and with the another states, which had significant influence on the development of region and influenced the relationships between the Czechoslovakia and Egypt too. The sources of my thesis are mainly the archive materials, especially from the Archive of the foreign department and also National archive, where is stored archive of Antonín Novotný and another funds of the Political bureau and Bureau of the Central committee of the KSČ. Thesis had been written in the chronological development of the relationships, it is not written thematically. Main objective of my thesis was to find out if there was a...
The U. S. Foreign Policy and the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
Křížek, Filip ; Horčička, Václav (advisor) ; Koura, Jan (referee)
The subject of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan is widely known and has the public attention. Still it is not processed enough by the historians. The end of the 1980's, as a period of withrdraw of the Soviet soldiers, draws more attention. Even the person of Jimmy Carter does not draw that much attention as the personality of his successor Ronald Reagan. The author will concentrate on the steps that were taken consequently after the Soviet incursion by the leading policy makers of the USA headed by president Carter. The author will analyse the indirect American involvement in the conflict and its influence on the relations of the superpowers and the condiotions in the administrative of the president of the USA. The author will also make an effort to show the continuity with the previous foreign policy of USA, Afghanistan and Soviet Union.
Political and Cultural Influence of the USA on Italy in years 1945-1948
Pekařová, Karolína Daniella ; Koura, Jan (advisor) ; Pešta, Mikuláš (referee)
(in English) This diploma thesis deals with the influence of the United States of America on Italy during the years 1945 and 1948. One of the factors that played an important role in this issue was the Cold War, since it had an immense impact on American foreign policy as well as the changing relationship between Italy and the USA. With regard to American foreign policy, Italy was not really in the centre of its attention after the Second World War. This, however, changed after the relationship between the USSR and USA had deteriorated in 1946 and 1947, which brought a shift in the American stance towards the Apennine peninsula. The strength of the Communist party of Italy was a major cause for concern to the American administration worrying about the spread of communism in Western Europe. The thesis puts special emphasis on 'the Propaganda Battle' led by the American administration, namely the Ambassador in Rome James Dunn, and the newly established CIA. This 'battle' is viewed especially from a cultural perspective, as the communist propaganda campaigns focused mainly on film industry, the radio and newspapers. Key words (in English) Italy, the United States of America, 1948, Communist Party of Italy, Marshall plan, CIA

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