This book believes that the Soviet Union will not relax its stranglehold and will continue to dominate Eastern Europe's cultural, social, and economic policies. It assesses the contemporary state of affairs in Eastern Europe from an historical perspective.
1. Major Trends in Eastern Europe 2. Agriculture and Rural Development 3. Industrialization 4. Patterns of Trade 5. The Political Order 6. Eastern Europe and World Communism 7. Eastern Europe and the Non-Communist World 8. Education 9. Cultural Development 10. Conclusion: A Balance Sheet