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The rise and fall of communism in Eastern Europe

Author: Ben Fowkes
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Aims to provide a continuous chronological narrative of the major crises of communist rule in Eastern Europe. Declining communist morale, rising dissent, economic failure and the changing role of the  Read more...

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Fowkes, Ben.
Rise and fall of communism in Eastern Europe.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan Press, 1995
(OCoLC)605991186
Online version:
Fowkes, Ben.
Rise and fall of communism in Eastern Europe.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan Press, 1995
(OCoLC)609905938
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Fowkes
ISBN: 0333651081 9780333651087 0333651065 9780333651063 0333544781 9780333544785 0312091494 9780312091491
OCLC Number: 34612149
Description: xxiii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The Seizure of Power: The Northern Tier --
3. The Seizure of Power: Hungary and the Agrarian South --
4. High Stalinism --
5. Eastern Europe after Stalin --
6. The Quiet Years, 1957-68 --
7. Czechoslovakia in 1968: Climax and Defeat of Reform Communism --
8. The Brezhnev Years: Dithering at the Top and Revolt from Below --
9. The Premature Revolution: Poland 1980-81 --
10. Decline and Fall.
Responsibility: Ben Fowkes.

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