Years of Russia, the USSR and the Collapse of Soviet Communism

Years of Russia, the USSR and the Collapse of Soviet Communism


By (author) Jane Jenkins, By (author) David Evans


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  • Format: Paperback | 496 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 244mm x 26mm | 1,061g
  • Publication date: 30 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0340966610
  • ISBN 13: 9780340966617
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black and white photos and artwork
  • Sales rank: 213,981

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The Years of ...series provides core coverage of events in British and European History. It features: - strong and accessible narrative written by experienced teachers - a comprehensive selection of visual and written source material - extensive student guidance sections which develop student understanding of exam techniques - discussion points within the text - 'stepped' exercises which promote understanding of the topics and issues. Years of Russia, the USSR and the Collapse of Soviet Communism This title is a new edition of 'Years of Russia and the USSR', which charts Russian history from the reign of Alexander II through to the eventual fall of communism and the break up of the Soviet Union. It examines the political, social and economic impact of Nicholas II's reign, the First World War and the subsequent revolution. It then goes on to look at Bolshevik and Stalinist Russia before going on to discuss Khrushchev's policy of de-Stalinisation and the years of stagnation and reform. This new edition has been updated to ensure full support of the revised History A Level specifications and expanded to include complete coverage of the collapse of Soviet Communism. It also includes a new section on advice on answering synoptic questions.

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Written by experienced authors and teachers.

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Imperial Russia by 1855 Chapter 2: Alexander II - 'Liberator' or Traditionalist? 1855-81 Chapter 3: Alexander III and the Age of Reaction and Counter-Reform 1881-94 Chapter 4: Nicholas II - the Last Years of the Autocracy 1894-1905 Chapter 5: Nicholas II - Death of the Romanov Dynasty Chapter 6: From Revolution to Reconstruction: Russia 1917-24 Chapter 7: The Power Struggle 1924-8 Chapter 8: Stalin's Economic Policies 1928-39 Chapter 9: Stalin's Russia 1928-30 Chapter 10: Stalin's Foreign Policy: The Soviet Union and World War II Chapter 11: Stalin - the Final Years 1945-53 Chapter 12: Soviet Foreign Policy 1945-53 Chapter 13: Post-Stalinist Russia: the Years of Nikita Khrushchev Chapter 14: The Soviet Union 1964-82: the Years of Brezhnev and Kosygin Chapter 15: Epilogue: the collapse of Communism and the end of the Soviet Empire Glossary Index