The Soviet Military Experience: A History of the Soviet Army, 1917-1991

The Soviet Military Experience: A History of the Soviet Army, 1917-1991

by Roger R. Reese, R. Reese Roger
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415217202

ISBN-13: 9780415217200

Pub. Date: 02/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Soviet Military Experience is the first general work to place the Soviet army into its true social, political and international contexts.
It focuses on the Bolshevik Party's intention to create an army of a new type, whose aim was both to defend the people and propagate Marxist ideals to the rest of the world. It includes discussion of the:
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Overview

The Soviet Military Experience is the first general work to place the Soviet army into its true social, political and international contexts.
It focuses on the Bolshevik Party's intention to create an army of a new type, whose aim was both to defend the people and propagate Marxist ideals to the rest of the world. It includes discussion of the:
* origins of the Workers and Peasant's Red Army
* effects of the Civil War
* Bolshevik regime's use of the military as a school of socialism
* effects of collectivization and rapid industrialisation of the 1920s and 1930s
* Second World War and its profound repercussions
* ethnic tensions within the army
* effect of Gorbachev's policies of Glasnost and Perestroika

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415217200
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Series:
Warfare and History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations

List of Russian Words and Phrases

Acknowledgements

Map

Introduction

1. The Birth of the Red Army

2. The Civil War and the Polish-Soviet War, 1917-21

3. The Red Army Between the Wars, 1922-39

4. PUR and the Army: The Politics of Military Service

5. The Red Army and the Second World War, 1939-45

6. The Cold War Years, 1946-91

7. The War in Afghanistan and the Gorbachev Era, 1979-91

Conclusion

Notes

Select Bibliography

Index

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