The Rebirth of East Europe

The Rebirth of East Europe

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In this up-to-the-minute text, Michael Roskin begins by reviewing the rich history of East Europe, explaining how it was caught between empires it achieved an unstable independence after World War I ...and how it was taken over by Nazis and Communists. He then goes on to analyze the collapse of the Communist regimes and the difficult economic, social, and political situations facing the region. The most up-to-date treatment of East Europe, Roskin presents the region with all its problems and a realistic prognosis for the future.
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  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 154 x 229 x 10mm | 600g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130359572
  • 9780130359575

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(Note: Each chapter ends with suggested readings.) INTRODUCTION: EAST EUROPE AS A UNIT OF STUDY. 1. Caught between Empires. 2. Flunking Democracy: The Interwar Years. 3. East Europe and World War II. 4. The Communist Takeovers. 5. The Hated Regimes. 6. "We Pretend to Work": The Decay of Communism. 7. 1989: The Gorbachev Factor. 8. The Political Dynamics of Emerging Democracies. 9. Clouds of Insecurity. 10. Lessons, Hopes, Fears. Index.
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