Communism and its Collapse
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:
Any student or scholar of European history will find this an essential addition to their reading list.
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What was communism?
The establishment of communist rule
National communism in Eastern Europe
The limits of reform
A system in decline
Transition from below
Transition from above
Explaining communist collapse