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War, revolution, and nation-making in Lithuania, 1914-1923

Author: Tomas Balkelis
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Series: Greater war.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This book explores how the Lithuanian state was created and shaped by the Great War from its onset in 1914 to the last waves of violence in 1923. Tomas Balkelis investigates the effects of the war on the evolution of Lithuanian society by telling the stories of war veterans, volunteers, POWs, paramilitary fighters, and refugees.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tomas Balkelis
ISBN: 0199668027 9780199668021
OCLC Number: 1005109890
Description: vi, 186 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: State Failure, Social Disaster, and Refugee Politics During the Great War --
Breaking from Isolation: War and Nation-Building --
New War, New Mobilizations --
Two Visions of Lithuania: Revolution and the Advance of the Red Army --
Multidirectional War and Paramilitarism --
Home Front --
The Polish-Lithuanian Conflict: "A Dirty War" --
Peace or a Long-Term Crisis?
Series Title: Greater war.
Responsibility: Tomas Balkelis.

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