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The Resource Collapse : the fall of the Soviet Union, Vladislav M. Zubok

Collapse : the fall of the Soviet Union, Vladislav M. Zubok

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Collapse : the fall of the Soviet Union
Title
Collapse
Title remainder
the fall of the Soviet Union
Statement of responsibility
Vladislav M. Zubok
Title variation
Fall of the Soviet Union
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A major study of the collapse of the Soviet Union--showing how Gorbachev's misguided reforms led to its demise. In 1945 the Soviet Union controlled half of Europe and was a founding member of the United Nations. By 1991, it had an army four-million strong, five-thousand nuclear-tipped missiles, and was the second biggest producer of oil in the world. But soon afterward the union sank into an economic crisis and was torn apart by nationalist separatism. Its collapse was one of the seismic shifts of the twentieth century. Thirty years on, Vladislav Zubok offers a major reinterpretation of the final years of the USSR, refuting the notion that the breakup of the Soviet order was inevitable. Instead, Zubok reveals how Gorbachev's misguided reforms, intended to modernize and democratize the Soviet Union, deprived the government of resources and empowered separatism. Collapse sheds new light on Russian democratic populism, the Baltic struggle for independence, the crisis of Soviet finances--and the fragility of authoritarian state power."--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zubok, V. M.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich
  • Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Perestroĭka
  • Politics and government
  • Soviet Union
Label
Collapse : the fall of the Soviet Union, Vladislav M. Zubok
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-510) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1245472563
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 535 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300257304
Lccn
2021941540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1245472563
Label
Collapse : the fall of the Soviet Union, Vladislav M. Zubok
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-510) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1245472563
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 535 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300257304
Lccn
2021941540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1245472563

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