Communism and its Collapse

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Routledge, Jan 4, 2002 - History - 112 pages

Ranging from the Russian revolution of 1917 to the collapse of Eastern Europe in the 1980s this study examines Communist rule. By focusing primarily on the USSR and Eastern Europe Stephen White covers the major topics and issues affecting these countries, including:
* communism as a doctrine
* the evolution of Communist rule
* the challenges to Soviet authority in Hungary and Yugoslavia
* the emerging economic fragility of the 1960s
* the complex process of collapse in the 1980s.

Any student or scholar of European history will find this an essential addition to their reading list.

 

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Contents

1 What was communism?
1
2 The establishment of communist rule
11
3 National communism in Eastern Europe
21
4 The limits of reform
30
5 A system in decline
41
6 Transition from below
52
7 Transition from above
61
8 Explaining communist collapse
71
Further reading
82
Index
88
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