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The Soviet Experiment Russia, the Ussr, and the Successor States

by Ronald Grigor Suny

  • ISBN: 9780195081053
  • ISBN10: 0195081056

The Soviet Experiment Russia, the Ussr, and the Successor States

by Ronald Grigor Suny

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  • Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 09/01/1997
  • ISBN: 9780195081053
  • ISBN10: 0195081056
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Description: Introduction: Utopia and Its DiscontentsPart I. Crisis and Revolution1. The Imperial LegacyLand 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.2. The Double RevolutionThe February Revolution and the End of Romanov Rule.Overlapping Revolutions, Dual Power.The Revolution Deepens.On the Road to October.The October Insurrection.3. Socialism and Civil WarOn 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.4. Nationalism and RevolutionTranscaucasia.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.Part II: Retreat and Rebuilding5. The Evolution of the DictatorshipFive 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.6. Socialism in One CountryThe 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.7. NEP SocietyCultures and Classes.Workers under State Capitalism.Peasant Russia.The Nepmen.The Red Army.The New Soviet Man and Woman.Religious Wars.Building Legitimate Authority.8. Culture WarsIntelligentsia and Revolution.Fellow-Travelers and Proletarian Writers.Film and Popular Culture.Soviet School Days.Cultural Revolution.Part III. Stalinism9. The Stalin RevolutionRevolution from Above.War on the Peasants and the Final Opposition.Collectivization and Dekulakization.Famine in Ukraine.The Countryside After the Storm.10. Stalin''s Industrial RevolutionIndustrialization 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.11. Building StalinismPolitics and the Party.Retreat.The Great Purges.12. Culture and Society in the Socialist MotherlandSocialist Realism.Going to the Movies with Stalin.Disciplining the Intelligentsia.Women and the Family.Mind, Body, and Soul.Indestructible Union.13. Collective Security and the Coming of World War IIThe Fascist Menace.The Popular Front and Collective Security.Communism versus Fascism.War in Europe.14. 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.15. The Big Chill: The Cold War BeginsHistorians 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.16. Late Stalinism at Home and AbroadFrom under the Rubble.Reconstructing Hearts and Minds.Stalinizing Eastern Europe.Cold War and Hot War.High Politics in the Kremlin Court.Part IV. Reform and Stagnation17. From Autocracy to OligarchyThe Several Deaths of Stalin.The Man.The Soviets Enter the Nuclear Age.Peaceful Coexistence and its Setbacks.Khrushchev in Crisis.18. Khrushchev and the Politics of ReformThe Thaw and Destalinization.Farm, Factory, and School.The Arms Race.Rift with China.Crises in the West.Kennedy and Khrushchev.Khrushchev''s Gamble: The Cuban Missle Crisis.The Fall of Krushchev.19. The Paradoxes of Brezhnev''s Long ReignThe Leadership.Meeting the American Challenge: Vietnam.The Defeat of Reforms.Crushing the Prague Spring.Public Opinion and Dissent.Agriculture.Brezhnev Ascendant.Social Changes in the Era of Stagnation.Detente and the Arms Race.Two Crises: Afghanistan and Poland.Part V. Reform and Revolution20. Interregnum and the Road to RevolutionThe Brief Reign of Iurii Andropov.The Briefer Reign of Konstantin Chernenko.The Road to Radical Reform.Glasnost and the Erosion of Authority.The New Thinking and the End of the Cold War.Politics in a New Idiom.The Awakening of Nations.From Reform to Revolution.21. The End of the Soviet UnionThe Unraveling of the Empire at Home.Surrendering Stalin''s Empire.Power to the People.The Final Crisis.Coup and Collapse.22. The Second Russian Republic and the Near AbroadThe Shock Therapy.Constitutional Crisis.Russia, the Near Abroad, and Beyond.The War in Chechnya.Treading Water.Chronology.Index.All Chapters end with Suggestions for Further Readings
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