Soviet Experiment Russia, the U. S. S. R. , and the Successor States

ISBN-10: 0195081056
ISBN-13: 9780195081053
Edition: 1998
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Description: The turbulent tale of twentieth-century Russia now has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Though the Soviet Union may be gone, its effects remain - in the new Russia and the successor states that emerged from the failed Soviet Experiment. This book  More...

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List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/13/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

The turbulent tale of twentieth-century Russia now has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Though the Soviet Union may be gone, its effects remain - in the new Russia and the successor states that emerged from the failed Soviet Experiment. This book is an attempt to deal fairly and compassionately with a complex history that has divided friend from foe, East from West, Left from Right - not with the vain hope of reconciling irreconcileable differences, but with the expectation that an analytic and interpretive narrative will add to our understanding if not complete agreement. This book covers the history of the Soviet Union from the waning days of Czarist Russia to the present day.

Introduction
Utopia and Its Discontents
Crisis and Revolution
The Imperial Legacy
Land and People
Autocracy, Nobility, Bureaucracy, and the Church
The Coming of Capitalism
The Russian Intelligentsia
Marx, Lenin, and the Case of Russia
The Final Crisis of Tsarism
The Tsar''s Last War
The Double Revolution
The February Revolution and the End of Romanov Rule
Overlapping Revolutions, Dual Power
The Revolution Deepens
On the Road to October
The October Insurrection
Socialism and Civil War
On the Road from Democracy to Dictatorship
After October
Socialism, What''s in a Name? Building State Capitalism
Founding the New State: War, Peace, and Terror
Intervention and the Civil War in the South
Civil War in Siberia and the Volga
Russia on its Own
Waiting for the International Revolution
Where Have All the Workers Gone? The Peasant Revolution
Why the Bolsheviks Won the Civil War
Nationalism and Revolution
Transcaucasia
Ukrainians and Belorussians
Poland and the Russo-Polish War
The Balitc Peoples
The Finns
The Jews
Islam and the Peoples of the East
Nationalist and Class Struggles
Retreat and Rebuilding
The Evolution of the Dictatorship
Five Easy Steps
One-Party Government
The Weakening of the Soviets
The Party-State
Opposition within the Party
Resistence, Rebellion, and Mutiny
A Retreat to State Capitalism
Socialism in One Country
The Nationality Question
The General Secretary
Lenin''s Mantle
Early Crisis of the NEP Economy
Socialism in One Country
The Final Crisis of NEP
Retreat and Retrenchment
The Soviet Union Isolated
Continuing Revolution in Asia
The War Scare of 1927
Stalin and the Comintern
Balance and Power
Stalin''s Path to Power
NEP Society
Cultures and Classes
Workers under State Capitalism
Peasant Russia
The Nepmen
The Red Army
The New Soviet Man and Woman
Religious Wars
Building Legitimate Authority
Culture Wars
Intelligentsia and Revolution
Fellow-Travelers and Proletarian Writers
Film and Popular Culture
Soviet School Days
Cultural Revolution
Stalinism
The Stalin Revolution
Revolution from Above
War on the Peasants and the Final Opposition
Collectivization and Dekulakization
Famine in Ukraine
The Countryside After the Storm
Stalin''s Industrial Revolution
Industrialization Stalin-Style
Class War on the "Specialists"
Extension and Centralization
Stalin''s Working Class
The New Class of Bosses
The Second Five-Year Plan and Stakhanovism
Making the Socialist City
Building Stalinism
Politics and the Party
Retreat
The Great Purges
Culture and Society in the Socialist Motherland
Socialist Realism
Going to the Movies with Stalin
Disciplining the Intelligentsia
Women and the Family
Mind, Body, and Soul
Indestructible Union
Collective Security and the Coming of World War II
The Fascist Menace
The Popular Front and Collective Security
Communism versus Fascism
War in Europe
The Great Fatherland WarInvasion
From Blitzkrieg to War of Attrition
The Supreme Commander and the Road to Stalingrad
War and Diplomacy, at Home and Abroad
Endgame
The Big Chill: The Cold War Begins
Historians Look at the Cold War
Diplomacy and the War Effort
Yalta and its Aftermath
Atomic Diplomacy
A New World Order
The Left in Europe
The Soviets in Eastern Europe
Perceptions and Misperceptions
The Division of Europe
Poland
Czechoslovakia
Yugoslavia
The Finnish Exception
The German Question
Late Stalinism at Home and Abroad
From under the Rubble
Reconstructing Hearts and Minds
Stalinizing Eastern Europe
Cold War and Hot War
High Politics in the Kremlin Court
Reform and Stagnation
From Autocracy to Oligarchy
The Several Deaths of Stalin
The Man
The Soviets Enter the Nuclear Age
Peaceful Coexistence and its Setbacks
Khrushchev in Crisis
Khrushchev and the Politics of Reform
The Thaw and Destalinization
Farm, Factory, and School
The Arms Race
Rift with China
Crises in the West

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