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The Great Shock at the End of a Short Century: On Communism, Post-Communism and Democracy

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This book depicts, from the uniquely personal perspective of Ion Iliescu, former president of Romania, the historical drama of the global clash of political systems in the 20th century.

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A leader of the new Europe offers a unique perspective on recent history.

A stalwart ally and strategic partner in the war against terror and a new member of NATO, Romania with its vibrant democracy and robust economy is a far different place than it was in mid-twentieth century. According to some analysts, the twentieth century was a short century spanning the years from the outbreak of World War I in 1914 to the fall of Soviet-style Communism in 1991. It was nevertheless one of the most dynamic and dramatic centuries in the history of civilization, featuring two world wars of unprecedented atrocity, the rise of Fascism, state Communism, the fall of the colonial empires, the Cold War, and the global confrontation of two opposing political systems. This book depicts, from the uniquely personal perspective of Ion Iliescu, former president of Romania, some of the historical drama of that short century.

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ISBN:
9780880335508
Author:
Iliescu, Ion
Publisher:
East European Monographs
Other:
Tismaneanu, Vladimir
Introduction by:
Giurescu, Dinu C.
Introduction:
Giurescu, Dinu C.
Author:
Tismaneanu, Vladimir
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Communism
Subject:
Modern - General
Subject:
Post-communism
Subject:
Eastern Europe - General
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism
Subject:
Romania Politics and government 1989-
Subject:
Post-communism -- Romania.
Subject:
World History-Eastern Europe
Series:
East European Monograph
Series Volume:
653
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
501
Dimensions:
8.84x6.04x1.28 in. 1.51 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Europe » Eastern Europe » Romania
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » Eastern Europe
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , A leader of the new Europe offers a unique perspective on recent history.

A stalwart ally and strategic partner in the war against terror and a new member of NATO, Romania with its vibrant democracy and robust economy is a far different place than it was in mid-twentieth century. According to some analysts, the twentieth century was a short century spanning the years from the outbreak of World War I in 1914 to the fall of Soviet-style Communism in 1991. It was nevertheless one of the most dynamic and dramatic centuries in the history of civilization, featuring two world wars of unprecedented atrocity, the rise of Fascism, state Communism, the fall of the colonial empires, the Cold War, and the global confrontation of two opposing political systems. This book depicts, from the uniquely personal perspective of Ion Iliescu, former president of Romania, some of the historical drama of that short century.

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