The USA and the USSR through the Eyes of Each Other: the New Accents in the Official Rhetoric of the Superpowers in Context of the Promoting of the US-Soviet dialogue (1985-1991)

  • V. V. Pokliatska
Keywords: cooperation, partner, Cold War, US-Soviet dialogue, official rhetoric, the USSR, the USA

Abstract

The article is an attempt to detect the main changes in the official rhetoric of the USA and the USSR towards the opposite superpower in the context of promoting of the US-Soviet dialogue during the 1985-1991. There were considered the role of official rhetoric during the Cold War. In the article there were determined the stages of transformation of the image of another superpower in US and Soviet Union leaders’ public speeches. There were found that the actual change in the image of the other side started in 1988. It was also determined that the image of the opposite superpower evolved from the main external “enemy” to the “partner”. The article is an attempt to detect the main changes in the official rhetoric of the USA and the USSR towards the opposite superpower in the context of promoting of the US-Soviet dialogue during the 1985-1991. There were considered the role of official rhetoric during the Cold War. In the article there were determined the stages of transformation of the image of another superpower in US and Soviet Union leaders’ public speeches. There were found that the actual change in the image of the other side started in 1988. It was also determined that the image of the opposite superpower evolved from the main external “enemy” to the “partner”. 

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Published
2021-02-22
How to Cite
Pokliatska , V. V. (2021). The USA and the USSR through the Eyes of Each Other: the New Accents in the Official Rhetoric of the Superpowers in Context of the Promoting of the US-Soviet dialogue (1985-1991). Zaporizhzhia Historical Review, 1(42), 304-307. Retrieved from https://istznu.org/index.php/journal/article/view/1185