Armageddon Averted: The Soviet Collapse, 1970-2000 - [pdf]

Armageddon Averted: The Soviet Collapse, 1970-2000
Title:Armageddon Averted: The Soviet Collapse, 1970-2000
Format Type:eBook PDF / e-Pub
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ISBN:0195168941
Number of Pages:245

The Best Bookstore Online Over 6 million PDF and 4.5 million eBooks to download now. Books by: Stephen Kotkin In the Cold War era that dominated the second half of the twentieth century nobody envisaged that the collapse of the Soviet Union would come from within still less that it would happen meekly without global conflagration br In this brilliantly compact original engaging book Stephen Kotkin shows that the Soviet collapse resulted not from military competition but ironically from the dynamism of Communist ideology the long held dream for socialism with a human face The neo liberal reforms in post Soviet Russia never took place nor could they have given the Soviet era inheritance in the social political and economic landscape Kotkin takes us deep into post Stalin Soviet society and institutions into the everyday hopes and secret political intrigues that affected million people before and after He conveys the high drama of a superpower falling apart while armed to the teeth with millions of loyal troops and tens of thousands of weapons of mass destruction Armageddon Averted vividly demonstrates the overriding importance of history individual ambition geopolitics and institutions and deftly draws out contemporary Russia s contradictory predicament

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