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Author Reiman, Michal, author

Title About Russia, its revolutions, its development and its present / Michal Reiman
Published Frankfurt am Main : Peter Lang Edition, 2016
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Description 1 online resource
Series Prager Schriften zur Zeitgeschichte und zum Zeitgeschehen, 1861-163X ; Band 10
Prager Schriften zur Zeitgeschichte und zum Zeitgeschehen ; Bd. 10
Contents 880-01 Cover; Content; Introduction; 1. About the Russian Revolution of 1917; The Russia's Maturity Level; The Russian Revolution of 1917 and Its Causes. Russian Marxism and the Bolshevics as a Political Party; The Russian Revolution as a Plebeian Revolution; 2. The "Building Socialism" in the early 1920s; The War Communism and the NEP; The Events of 1923 in Germany and the Origin of the "Left Opposition" in the USSR; The Party and the Opposition after Lenin; The Opposition and the NEP; 3. The NEP Crisis and Suppressing of the Left Opposition; The Year 1925 and Crush of Soviet Industrial Planing
Tautening International Relations and the NEP CrisisThe Party and Opposition in 1927. The "Platform" of Opposition; 4. The Stalin's "second" Revolution; The 1928 Crisis and Stalin's Conflict with the Party "Rightists"; Stalin, his First Five-Year Plan and Related Issues; Collectivisation of Agriculture and Its Consequences; The 1932-1933 Famine and Changes in Stalin's Politics; 5. Stalin's "Soft Course" and the Soviet 1930s Phenomenon; The Stalin's new Soviet Society; Kirov's Murder and the Turning Point in Stalin's Domestic Policy; Changes in the International Situation and Soviet Politics
Stalin's Constitution6. Stalin's "St. Bartholomew's Day"; 7. Consequences of Mass Massacre of the Soviet Elites; The Country after the Mass Massacre of Elites; USSR on the Brink of War; 8. The USSR in the Second World War, 1941-1945; 22 June 1941; Consolidation of the Soviet Leadership and Command; The 1943 -- Turning Point of the War; Stalingrad and Kursk; 9. The USSR and Western Allies; Connection and contradiction of the Allies; Tehran; 10. The USSR and East-Central Europe; The USSR at the Countries of East Central Europe and Balkan on the End of War
Summary "The author analyzes modern Russian history from a new perspective. Due to the ideological heritage of the XIX and XX century, the social settings of the sociopolitical history of the USSR (1917-1945) have not been fully identified. Detailed examination of ideological and political concepts shows that the revolution of 1917 became not a middle class, proletarian movement, but rather a plebeian one. The misjudgment by the new power enabled growth but caused tremendous losses of human lives and material damages. Socialization of economy and strict centralization led to a new social structure and established terror as an instrument for social reorganization. WWII revealed the necessity of a correction of these developments, but the events of the Cold War circumvented any further considerations"--Provided by publisher
Analysis History
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license
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Subject Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 -- Influence
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953.
Revolution (Soviet Union : 1917-1921)
Revolutions -- Social aspects -- Soviet Union -- History
Social change -- Soviet Union -- History
Social structure -- Soviet Union -- History
Political culture -- Soviet Union -- History
State-sponsored terrorism -- Social aspects -- Soviet Union -- History
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900.
Political science & theory.
Sociology & anthropology.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Eastern.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Former Soviet Republics.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Russia & the Former Soviet Union.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Political culture.
Politics and government.
Revolutions -- Social aspects.
Social change.
Social conditions.
Social structure.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1917-1936
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1936-1953
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Influence
Soviet Union -- Social conditions -- 1917-1945
Soviet Union.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783653064735