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The Military Strategy of the Soviet Union

A History, 1st Edition

By David M. Glantz


368 pages

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Armed revolution and civil war gave birth to the Soviet Union, world War II propelled it to global pre-eminence, and the Cold War contributed to the Soviet Union's demise. Given Marxism-Leninism's idological preoccupation with war and threats of war, it is understandable that the spectre of war should play a vital role in the life and fate of the Soviet state.

This study of Soviet military strategy is based upon the twin pillars of Soviet political-military actions and Soviet writings on the subject of military strategy. Thanks to the policy of glasnost, it incorporates Soviet materials hitherto unavailable in the West. It aims to be not simply a retrospective account of what was, but to form part of the context for what will be in the future.

Table of Contents

The Civil War and military intervention (1917-1921); the emergence of Soviet military strategy (1921-1935); Soviet military strategy in the 1930s (1930-194

About the Author

Colonel David M. Glantz

About the Series

Soviet (Russian) Military Theory and Practice

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Military / General