Soviet Union's Foreign Policy after W.W.II and the Road of the National Development
YAO Hai(History Department, Suzhou Science and Technology Institute, Suzhou 215011)
After W.W.II ended, the Soviet leaders followed the Russian diplomatic tradition in judging the international situation and the national interests. They aimed at maintaining and promoting the overseas interests and rights of the Soviet Union. Such an aim gave the wrong orientation to the national development and strained the national power by contending with and antagonizing the Camp of West Europe headed by the United States. Owing to the lack of powerful power, the soviet Union had to resort to mandatory measures to use all the national strength to support their foreigh policy. Consequently, the nation's internal system became rigid, the social development bogged down and the national vigor was consumed. The weak support of the nation's combined economic strength eventually made the country lag behind in its rivalry with the United States.