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It is not surprising that Part IV offers more material on Europe than any other region, especially on France, Germany, Austria, Poland, and Greece. In addition, there is considerable coverage of Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Italy, and Roumania. Germany, Austria, and Italy were monitored because they were former enemies and were occupied in part by the Soviet Union. Countries under apparent threat from the Soviets, such as Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Roumania, were closely watched. The Communist presence throughout Europe was of great concern, particularly the indigenous Communist party in Greece. Trials of war criminals in Roumania and "denazification" in Germany were reported on. Detailed reporting is found on the revolution in Italy which brought the monarchy to an end and inaugurated the Republic in June 1946; developments in British and Allied zones of occupation in Germany and Austria; peace treaty negotiations in Italy and Roumania; constitutional proposals for Austria; and sensitive European border issues.
Exploring primary resources from the ‘80s and ‘90s reveal that since the beginning, critic struggled with classifying Cornell’s singular rock ’n ’roll vision.