Years of Russia, the USSR & the Collapse of Soviet Communism, 2nd edition

Years of Russia, the USSR & the Collapse of Soviet Communism, 2nd edition

by David Evans, Jane Jenkins




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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780340966617
Publisher: Hodder Education
Publication date: 09/28/2008
Edition description: Second
Pages: 470
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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

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