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The People's Republics of Eastern Europe

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ISBN 9781032170688
February 7, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
180 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1983, goes beyond the ‘black and white’ literature of many East–West observers to offer a more nuanced assessment of the achievements of the Eastern bloc countries of the early 1980s. It covers the emergence of ‘Eastern Europe’ from revolution and war, the politics and economics of the new countries and their relationships with the West.

Table of Contents

1. The Emergence of the New Eastern Europe (1943–7)  2. Planned Economy and Cold War (1948–53)  3. Confrontation and Consolidation (1954–9)  4. The Hungarian People’s Republic: Liberal Socialism?  5. The German Democratic Republic: Economic Miracle?  6. Romania: Mediator Between East and West?  7. Czechoslovakia 1968: A Reappraisal  8. The Polish People’s Republic: Catholics and Cultivators  9. Yugoslavia: Communist League and Workers’ Councils  10. Towards a Consumer Society  11. Convergence or Divergence  12. Recreation and Entertainment

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