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The Soviet Union (Very Short Introductions)

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The Soviet Union at its height occupied one sixth of the world's land mass, encompassed fifteen republics, and stretched across eleven different time zones. More than twice the size of the United States, it was the great threat of the Cold War until it suddenly collapsed in 1991. Now, almost twenty years after the dissolution of this vast empire, what are we to make of its...more
Paperback, 151 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published July 23rd 2009)
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Bojan Tunguz
There are few countries that loomed as large over the history of twentieth century as did Soviet Union, and none had done more to maintain a sustained threat to the Western countries and institutions. However, during most of its history, Soviet Union was largely a mystery for all those who wanted to know more about this vast country. This was due mostly to its own system of secrecy and disinformation, with tight control over the information that it permitted to get out to the public. Now, almost...more
Not my favorite of the series, but definitely not a bad one or a boring one.
I really did get close enough to say I finished this one.
Jan 17, 2011 Kate rated it 3 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Imperialists, кулаков
Recommended to Kate by: DK266 .L69 2009
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