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Russia's International Relations in the Twentieth Century.

Author: Alastair Kocho-Williams
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
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Russia has long been a major player in the international relations arena, but only by examining the whole century can Russian foreign policy be properly understood, and the key questions as to the impact of war, of revolution, of collapse, the emergence of the Cold War and Russia's post-Soviet development be addressed. Surveying the whole of the twentieth century in an accessible and clear manner Russia's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Kocho-Williams, Alastair.
Russia's International Relations in the Twentieth Century.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alastair Kocho-Williams
ISBN: 9781136157486 1136157484
OCLC Number: 823719237
Notes: 10. Gorbachev and the End of the Soviet Union.
Description: 1 online resource (209 pages)
Contents: Cover; Russia's International Relations in the Twentieth Century; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Abbreviations; Preface; Introduction; 1. Russian Foreign Policy Under the Last Tsar; The Russo-japanese War, 1904-5; 1905: Revolution and Reform; Rapprochement with Britain: the Anglo-russian Convention, 1907; Russia and the Balkans 1908-14; Russia and the Eve of the First World War; Russia and the First World War; The Decline of Russia: Military Defeat and the Road to Revolution; Conclusion; Further Reading; 2. The Russian Revolutions of 1917 and the Russian Civil War in International Context. The February Revolution and the WorldThe October Revolution and the World; The Treaty of Brest-litovsk; The Russian Civil War and Foreign Intervention; Beyond Russia: the Spread of Revolution; Conclusion; Further Reading; 3. Soviet Foreign Policy in the 1920s; The Nep and International Trade as a Beginning; 1923-27: Challenges and Responses; 1928: the Left Turn; Conclusion; Further Reading; 4. Soviet Foreign Policy Under Stalin in the 1930s; The German Threat; The Soviet Union and the Spanish Civil War, 1936-38; The Kandelaki Affair; Stalin's Purges and Foreign Policy. Germany Moves East: Austria, Czechoslovakia, the Munich Agreement and the Genesis of the Nazi-soviet PactThe Nazi-soviet Pact and Its Implications; Japan, China and the Far East; Conclusion; Further Reading; 5. The Soviet Union and the Second World War; After the Pact: the Soviet Annexation of Territory and the Winter War with Finland, 1939-40; German-soviet Relations 1939-41: the Road to War; June 1941: the Nazi Invasion of the Soviet Union; The Course of the War; The Grand Alliance; Conclusion; Further Reading; 6. The Soviet Union and the Early Cold War, 1945-53. The Beginning of the Cold War --
Early Conflict and DeclarationsEmpire Building: the Spread of Soviet Domination in Eastern Europe; Beyond Europe: the Soviet Union and the Far East, 1949-53; Conclusion; Further Reading; 7. From Stalin to Khrushchev, 1953-56; The Power Struggle After Stalin's Death and Soviet Foreign Policy, 1953-56; The 'secret Speech' and Its Implications; The Soviet Union, the Suez Crisis, and Relations with the Arab World; Conclusion; Further Reading; 8. Peaceful Coexistence and Confrontation: Soviet Foreign Policy, 1957-64. Discord Within the Socialist World: Yugoslavia and China 1957-64From Peaceful Coexistence with the West to Crisis, 1957-62; Fallout: the Implications of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the End of Khrushchev; Conclusion; Further Reading; 9. The Brezhnev Era; Reaction, Retreat, Restalinization; Czechoslovakia 1968: the Prague Spring and the Brezhnev Doctrine; Healing the Wounds of the Cold War: Détente with the United States and Attempted Rapprochement with China; The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, 1979; The Cold War Re-ignited; Conclusion; Further Reading.

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Russia has long been a major player in the international relations arena, but only by examining the whole century can Russian foreign policy be properly understood, and the key questions as to the impact of war, of revolution, of collapse, the emergence of the Cold War and Russia's post-Soviet development be addressed. Surveying the whole of the twentieth century in an accessible and clear manner Russia's International Relations in the Twentieth Century provides an overview and narrative, with analysis, that will serve as an introduction and resource for students of Russian fo.

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