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Mediating Roles of Czechoslovakia and Canada among the Great Powers and Cuba in 1959-1969
Krýsl, Ondřej ; Soukup, Jaromír (advisor) ; Jeřábek, Martin (referee)
The diploma thesis focuses on the period of the superpower rivalry of the Cold War, respectively, on the 1960's, and an interesting phenomenon of the intermediary role. At that time, Canada and Czechoslovakia took on tasks far beyond the importance of their bilateral relations with Cuba. They often made significant efforts and spent considerable resources. Furthermore, the work compares the nature of mediation of relations between Cuba and the great powers on the examples of these countries and tries to reveal their connections. More precisely, the work is interested in deciphering the motivations of Canada and Czechoslovakia for the initiative of the role of mediator between Cuba and the individual blocs. These states played this role in the relationship between Cuba and the Western countries in the case of Canada and Cuba and the Eastern bloc in the case of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic. The Kenneth Waltz's theoretical approach of bipolar equilibrium will be used and analyzed as one of the possible explanations. From a methodological point of view, the work uses the Mill's method of difference and comparative history. The work has also the ambition to contribute to an interesting topic that unjustly escapes the wider awareness of the general public. The main sources of data are secondary...
Czechoslovak/ Czech - Cuban relations from 1959
Krýsl, Ondřej ; Štefek, Martin (advisor) ; Buben, Radek (referee)
This bachelor thesis focuses on the dynamics of relations between Czechoslovakia (later the Czech Republic) and Cuba, which despite considerable geographical distance and not big economic importance of countries in global scale, occupy the central place in their foreign policies after 1960. The center of the author's particular interest will be the analysis of the role of Czechoslovakia in relations between Cuba and the Eastern bloc and consequently role of the Czech Republic in the relations of Cuba and the European Union. Author will work with Czech and foreign secondary literature. Given the state of research on the topic will be the sub-issues conducted interviews with selected personalities relevant for these issues.

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