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The Soviet Union (Советский Союз, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Союз Советских Социалистических Республик) abbreviated to USSR (СССР) was a socialist state on the Eurasian continent that existed between 1922 and 1991. A union of multiple subnational Soviet republics, its government and economy were highly centralized. The Soviet Union was a one-party state, governed by the Communist Party with Moscow as its capital.
Honoring Jews From All Over Europe
Gulags in fiction & memoir: Soviet forced labor camps
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“ Over the years I have had much occasion to ponder this word, the intelligentsia. We are all very fond of including ourselves in it—but you see not all of us belong. In the Soviet Union this word has acquired a completely distorted meaning. They began to classify among the intelligentsia all those who don't work (and are afraid to) with their hands. All the Party, government, military, and trade union bureaucrats have been included. All bookkeepers and accountants—the mechanical slaves of Debit. ...more ”
“ LENIN = "Revolutionary Social Democracy" American Socialists = "Democratic Socialism". What is the difference? The USSR held democratic referendums too; all of which increased the power of the central planners and reduced the individual to nothingness. ...more ”
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[close] "Interested in history - then you have found the right group". The History Book Club is the largest history and nonfiction group on Goodreads and these are some of our Focus Areas. We have welcomed worldwide members from over 171 countries; we are a large international group which spans the globe. Discussions: Bentley leads James Madison: A Biography by Ralph Ketchum (Presidential), Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times by Kenneth Whyte and Noah Feldman's book - The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President, Stamped, and The Federalist Papers - a long term offering continues. Upcoming: (BOTM) Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler and Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America Free Book Offer soon to History Book Club members - stay tuned for details - North America offering - "for HBC members only" Become a Free Reader (only at the HBC) - we will tell you how and we are currently Free Reading Salt and The Threat. Also White Fragility and the classic Faces at the Bottom of the Well and The Room where it Happened. Find Challenges for the Two Koreas, Ireland, Japan here - You can scroll through them and join the challenge that interests you.
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[close] A book detailing the mass slaughter of 14 million innocent Europeans of various nationalities as a result of Stalin's and Hitler's tyrannical takeover of eastern Europe; it is so dense in information that it happens to be the ideal book for an essay.
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