Covering all key Eastern European states and their history right up to the collapse of communism, this second edition of Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century – And After is a comprehensive political history of Eastern Europe taking in the whole of the century and the geographical area.
Focusing on the attempt to create and maintain a functioning democracy, this new edition now:
- examines events in Bosnia and Herzegovina
- includes a new consideration of the evolution of the region since the revolutions of 1989–91
- surveys the development of a market economy
- analyzes the realignment of Eastern Europe towards the West
- details the emergence of organized crime
- discusses each state individually
- includes an up-to-date bibliography.
Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century – And After provides an accessible introduction to this key area which is invaluable to students of modern and political history.
Table of Contents
1. Before the Twentieth Century Part 1: The Inter-War Period 2. The Inter-War Years: An Introductory Survey 3. Poland, 1918–39 4. Czechoslovakia, 1918–38 5. Hungary, 1918–41 6. The Baltic States, 1918–40 7. Romania, 1918– 41 8. Bulgaria, 1918–41 9. Yugoslavia, 1918–41 10. Albania, 1918–39 11. Ideological Currents in the Inter-War Period Part 2: The Second World War in Eastern Europe 12. The Communist Takeovers 13. The Communist System 14. East European Stalinism, 1948–53 15. The Retreat from Stalinism, 1953–6 Part 3: Revisionism 16. Eastern Europe, 1956–68 17. Czechoslovakia, 1968–9 Part 4: The Decline of Socialism 18. Easturn Europe, 1969–80 19. The Solidarity Crisis, Poland 1980–81 Part 5: The Death of Socialism 20. Eastern Europe, 1980–9 21. The Revolutions of 1989–91
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