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The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union: 1917-1991

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Drawing on a wide range of sources, including eye-witness accounts, official documents, and materials that have only recently come to light,The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Unionplaces the Soviet experience in historical and comparative context. It provides a comprehensive overview of the Soviet Union from early comments by Marx on the possibility of Russia avoiding capitalism to the disintegration of the USSR in 1991. This source-book features several important documents published in full for the first time, including Lenin's letter of 1922 concerning the church and materials on the Nazi-Soviet Pact of 1939. Gorbachev's attempts to revive the system is reflected in a number of documents, while materials relating to the coup of 1991 and the creation of the Commonwealth of Independent States are reproduced almost in their entirety. From a survey of the emergence of Marxism-Leninism to an analysis of the tumultuous events of the last decade, this book is an invaluable reference to anyoneinterested in Soviet history and politics.

Table of Contents

The rise of Bolshevism — 1917: from revolution to revolution — The birth of the Soviet State, 1917-1921 — The paths diverge, 1921-1929 — Building Socialism 1929-1939 — The road to Berlin, 1939-1945 — The cold peace, 1945-1953 — Khrushchev and reform, 1953-1964 — Brezhnev and stagnation, 1964-1985 — Crisis and fall of the Soviet system, 1985-1991.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780203980750
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Education : Teaching Methods & Materials - Arts & Humanities
Author:
Sakwa, Richard
Author:
Sakwa Richard
Subject:
History : Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
1917-1991
Subject:
Soviet Union
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Soviet Union History Sources.
Subject:
Russia-General Russian History
Subject:
Russia-Soviet Union
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
June 1999
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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