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The former Soviet Union's diverse peoples : a reference sourcebook

The former Soviet Union's diverse peoples : a reference sourcebook

Author: James Minahan
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2004.
Series: Ethnic diversity within nations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Ethnic conflict is nothing new in the former Soviet Union. But when Chechen terrorists took 500 people hostage in a Moscow theater in October 2002, the long-standing ethnic conflicts of the region entered the global spotlight. The dissolution of the Soviet Union reduced the threat of nuclear war, but ethnic crises within the independent states pose new threats to regional security. The Former Soviet Union's Diverse  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Minahan, James.
Former Soviet Union's diverse peoples.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2004
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Minahan
ISBN: 157607823X 9781576078235 1576078248 9781576078242
OCLC Number: 53483502
Description: xvii, 389 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: From tribes to nations --
1. Prehistory to A.D. 1500 --
2. From the rise of Muscovy to the establishment of the Russian empire --
3. National consolidation and the growth of national sentiment --
Ethnic consolidation and ethnic suppression --
4. Upheavals and revolution, 1900-1921 --
5. Consolidation of Soviet power, 1920-1938 --
6. World War II and the beginning of the cold war, 1939-1970 --
Rebirth of ethnic consciousness --
7. Cold war stagnation and the rebirth of nationalism, 1971-1991 --
8. Disintegration of the Soviet empire and the emergence of fifteen independent states --
9. The spread of nationalist sentiment beyond the union republics --
Present and future --
10. The Russians and the loss of empire, 1986-2004.
Series Title: Ethnic diversity within nations.
Responsibility: James Minahan.
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The essential guide to understanding the history of the ethnic diversity of the former Soviet Union and the current ethnic issues of the region.The Former Soviet Union's Diverse Peoples provides an  Read more...


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