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The Bloc That Failed: Soviet-East European Relations in Transition
by Charles Gati
... lucid and stimulating... --The New York Times Book ReviewEssential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the new Eastern Europe and the collapse of Soviet control over it--informative and incisive. --Zbigniew BrzezinskiGati's book... is the most current and best-informed study of this rapidly changing world.... Professor Gati is uniquely qualified to understand ...more
Paperback, 226 pages
Published April 1st 1990 by Indiana University Press
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The Bloc that Failed provides a look at the transition from the Soviet Union (still in existence at the time of the writing of this book) to independent states searching for a place between the old Warsaw Pact and the NATO Alliance. This book looks at some of the systemic problems that led to the breakup of these republics and the collapse of their governments due to actions taken by preceding Soviet Regimes and allowed to linger under Gorbachev. The book focuses on political, economic and ...more