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Title Soviet occupation of Romania, Hungary, and Austria, 1944/45-1948/49 / edited by Csaba Békés, László Borhi, Peter Ruggenthaler, and Ottmar Traşcă
Published Budapest ; New York : CEU Press - Central European University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 390 pages)
Contents Foreword -- Introduction -- Romania -- Hungary -- Austria
Summary "This book compares the various aspects--political, military, economic--of Soviet occupation in Austria, Hungary and Romania. Using documents found in Austrian, Hungarian, Romanian and Russian archives the authors argue that the nature of Soviet foreign policy has been misunderstood. Existing literature has focused on the Soviet foreign policy from a political perspective; when and why Stalin made the decision to introduce Bolshevik political systems in the Soviet sphere of influence. This book will show that the Soviet conquest of East-Central Europe had an imperial dimension as well and allowed the Soviet Union to use the territory it occupied as military and economic space. The final dimension of the book details the tragically human experiences of Soviet occupation: atrocities, rape, plundering and deportations. By bringing key documents together in one single volume, this book offers penetrating new insights into Soviet policies in Romania, Hungary and Austria that contributed to the origins of the Cold War"--Provided by publisher
Notes "Memebrs of the editorial board, Dieter Bacher [and 10 others]; Editorial assistant, Silke Stern; Translators, Alek J. Kay [and 4 others]."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (JSTOR platform, viewed May 15, 2017)
Subject Cold War.
Imperialism -- History -- 20th century.
Austria -- History -- Allied occupation, 1945-1955.
Europe, Eastern -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.
Hungary -- History -- 1945-1989.
Romania -- History -- 1944-1989.
USSR -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1991.
USSR -- Foreign relations -- Europe, Eastern.
USSR -- Territorial expansion.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Békés, Csaba, editor
Borhi, László, editor
Ruggenthaler, Peter, 1976- editor
Trașcă, Ottmar, editor
ISBN 963386075X
9633860768 (electronic bk.)
9789633860762 (electronic bk.)
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