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Author McCauley, Martin, author

Title Stalin and Stalinism / Martin McCauley
Edition Fourth edition
Published London : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource
Series Seminar studies
Seminar studies in history
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword to the fourth edition; Map and list of figures; Chronology; Who's who; Part 1 The context; 1 Introduction: the problem; Part 2 Analysis; 2 Early years; 3 The October revolution, state capitalism, war communism and the civil war, 1917-21; War communism; 4 The new economic policy (NEP), 1921-28; Exit Trotsky and Zinoviev; The Urals-Siberian method; 5 The thirties; The first FYP; Collectivisation; Famine; The second FYP; The murder of Kirov; Stalinism emerges; The Great Terror; The third FYP; Foreign policy; Culture; Society
6 The Great Fatherland War, 1941-45The economy; Culture; The party; The grand alliance; 7 High Stalinism, 1945-53; Eastern Europe; The Leningrad affair; Economic policy; Currency reform; Meeting Mao; The Korean war; Eastern Europe; The Cold war emerges; Science; Culture; Spies; The Doctors' plot and the Mingrelian affair; Part 3 Assessment; 8 Stalin: Personality and power; Conclusion; 9 The judgement; 10 The legacy; Foreign and security policy; Empire; Putin; Part 4 Documents; Part 4. Documents; Document 1: The party; Document 2: The right deviation; Document 3: Dizzy with success
Document 16: (B) Real burden of defence outlays, 1940-44 (Billion roubles at 1937 factor cost)Document 16: (C) Military losses in the Great Patriotic War (millions); Document 17: (A) GDP per head of the USSR in international comparison, 1913-40 ( and 1980 prices); Document 17: (B) Real GDP by sector of origin, 1937-44 (Billion roubles and 1937 factor cost); Document 18: (A) Prikaz (decree) of the USSR people's commissariat of internal affairs issued in 1941; Document 18: (B) The USSR NKVD section for combatting banditry; Document 19: The cost of hostilities: A balance sheet
Document 20: Stalin the omniscientDocument 21: Stalin on red army discipline; Document 22: Stalin in 1948; Document 23: Soviet attitudes towards Yugoslav culture; Document 24: The importance of the cow; Document 25: A Jewish success story; Document 26: Youth, culture and health; Document 27: The reality of Soviet planning; Document 28: What is Stalinism?; Document 29: Khrushchev's secret speech at the XXth Party Congress, 24-25 February 1956; Glossary; Further reading; Bibliography; Index
Document 4: Harsh realitiesDocument 5: The breakneck speed of industrialisation; Document 6: Famine and the nouveaux riches; Document 7: Fulfilment of the principal goals of the Stalinist Five-Year Plans, 1928-50; Document 8: Mandelstam's poem about Stalin (November 1933); Document 9: (A) Interrogation techniques; Document 10: Bukharin; Document 11: Operational order No. 00447: 30 July 1937; Document 12: Molotov; Document 13: Stepan Podlubny's diary; Document 14: Stalin the miracle-worker; Document 15: The Stalin cult blossoms; Document 16: (A) A call to arms
Summary One of the most successful dictators of the twentieth century, Stalin transformed the Communist Party of the Soviet Union into one of the world's leading political parties. Stalin and Stalinism explores how he ammassed, retained and deployed power to dominate, not only his close associates, but the population of the Soviet Union and Soviet Empire. Moving from leader to autocrat and finally despot, Stalin played a key role in shaping the first half of the twentieth century with, at one time, around one-third of the planet adopting his system. His influence lives on - despite turning their backs on Stalin's anti-capitalism in the later twentieth century, countries such as China and Vietnam retain his political model - the unbridled power of the Communist Party. First published in 1983, Stalin and Stalinism has established itself as one of the most popular textbooks for those who want to understand the Stalin phenomenon. This updated fourth edition draws on a wealth of new publications, and includes increased discussion on culture, religion and the new society that Stalin fashioned as well as more on spying, Stalin's legacy, and his character as well as his actions. Supported by a chronology of key events, Who's Who and Guide to Further Reading, this concise assessment of one of the major figures of the twentieth-century world history remains an essential read for students of the subject
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Martin McCauley is a prolific author and broadcaster who has a wealth of experience in Soviet, Russian and international affairs. He taught at the University of London for thirty years and at other universities. His recent publications include The Cold War 1949-2016 (2017), The Origins of the Cold War, 1944-1949 (4th edition, 2015), and The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union (2008)
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Subject Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1917-1936
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1936-1953
Form Electronic book
ISBN 042945578X (electronic bk.)
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