Russia in the Twentieth Century

Russia in the Twentieth Century

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For courses in the History of Modern Russia, as well as courses in Government and International Relations.Considered the best concise history of Soviet Russia, and rich in maps, tables, and basic statistical data, this text offers holistic coverage of the last phase of the Tsarist regime, the ideological roots and origins of the Soviet regime, its establishment in power at the close of 1917, its evolution up to 1991, its disintegration, and the current Russian Federation. In addition, the Sixth Edition broadens its perspective by including other political movements in Russia, vital activities of exiled intellectuals, and the latest coverage of the Orthodox Church. It also gives considerable attention to 10 years of the post-communist period, up to the first 3 years after Vladamir Putin's accession to power in 1999.show more

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  • Paperback | 424 pages
  • 173.2 x 240.8 x 22.1mm | 635.04g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • 0130978523
  • 9780130978523

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Based on five successful editions of A History of Soviet Russia and Its Aftermath, the complexities and paradoxes of the new Russia are explored in a new edition: Russia in the Twentieth Century, incorporating the entire saga of this important nation from 1894 to the present. Emphasizing the significance of unresolved ethnic and cultural issues, coupled with unresolved political and socioeconomic problems, Russia in the Twentieth Century begins with a historical narrative of the rule of the last monarch, Nicholas II, spans the 74 years of Communist rule, and concludes at the start of the twenty-first century, with the attempt to reform the core of the former Soviet Union in the form of a Russian Federation. As with previous editions, the text is accompanied by numerous maps, photos, tables, and an updated suggested reading list. Topics include: The last phase of the Tsarist Empire and its downfall The years 1894-1917 and the Russian Revolution Analysis of the Communist experiment and its impact on the rest of the world The failure of Mikhail Gorbachev to save the Soviet regime in 1991 NEW--The attempts of Boris Yeltsin and Vladmir Putin to build the Russian Federation by implementing democratic and capitalist principles.show more

Table of contents

I. TSARIST RUSSIA. 1. The Geopolitical Personality of Russia and Its Hegemonial Sphere. 2. The Russian State Tradition. 3. The Russian Revolutionary Tradition. 4. The Russo-Japanese War and the Revolution of 1905. 5. The Aftermath of the Revolution of 1905: The Constitutional Experiment. 6. World War I and the Revolutions of 1917. II. COMMUNIST RUSSIA. 7. Utopia at the Creation. 8. The Ordeal of the Civil War, 1918-1921. 9. From War Communism to the New Economic Policy. 10. Between the Comintern and the Narkomindel: Early Soviet Foreign Policy. 11. The Formation of the USSR and Lenin's Death. 12. The Struggle for Lenin's Mantle: The Stalin-Trotsky Controversy. 13. The Industrialization Debate and the Five-Year Plans. 14. The Purges. 15. A New Nationality Policy and the Soviet Cultural Revolution. 16. From Isolation to Collective Security. 17. Prelude to World War II. 18. "The Great Patriotic War." 19. The Aftermath of the War: Rehabilitation and Retrenchment. 20. Stalin's Death and the Twentieth Party Congress. 21. The Khrushchev Years: The Upward Trend. 22. Khrushchev's Decline and Fall. 23. Soviet Russia Under Brezhnev's Rule. 24. Gorbachev: Glasnost and Perestroika. III. POST-COMMUNIST RUSSIA. 25. The Collapse of the Soviet Union. 26. The Commonwealth of Independent States (C.I.S.) and the Russian Federation. Appendix. Suggested Reading. Index.show more

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