Red Nations: The Nationalities Experience in and after the USSR

Red Nations: The Nationalities Experience in and after the USSR

by Jeremy Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521128706

ISBN-13: 9780521128704

Pub. Date: 09/30/2013

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Red Nations offers an illuminating and informative overview of how the non-Russian republics of the Soviet Union experienced communist rule. It surveys the series of historical events that contributed to the break-up of the Soviet Union and evaluates their continuing resonance across post-soviet states today. Drawing from the latest research, Professor Smith offers

Overview

Red Nations offers an illuminating and informative overview of how the non-Russian republics of the Soviet Union experienced communist rule. It surveys the series of historical events that contributed to the break-up of the Soviet Union and evaluates their continuing resonance across post-soviet states today. Drawing from the latest research, Professor Smith offers comprehensive coverage of the revolutionary years, the early Soviet policies of developing nations, Stalin's purges and deportations of small nationalities, and the rise of independence movements. Through a single, unified narrative, this book illustrates how, in the post-Stalin period, many of the features of the modern nation state emerged. Both scholars and students will find this an indispensable contribution to the history of the dissolution of the USSR, the reconstruction of post-Soviet society, and its impact on non-Russian citizens from the years of the Russian Revolution through to the present day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521128704
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2013
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: the prison-house of nations; 2. Dispersal and reunion: revolution and Civil War in the Borderlands; 3. Bolshevik nationality policies and the formation of the USSR; 4. Nation-building the Soviet way; 5. Surviving the Stalinist onslaught, 1928–41; 6. The Great Patriotic War and after; 7. Deportations; 8. Territorial expansion and the Baltic exception; 9. Destalinisation and the revival of the Republics; 10. Stability and national development: the Brezhnev years, 1964–82; 11. From reform to dissolution, 1982–91; 12. Nation-making in the post-Soviet states; 13. The orphans of the Soviet Union: Chechnya, Nagorno, Karabakh, Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Transdniester; Conclusion.

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