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Russian and Soviet History 1881 to the Present

HIST 219
Spring 2007
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: REES 219
Certificates: International Relations

We will focus on the following: the dynamics of a revolutionary movement leading to Bolshevik victory; the international and internal processes that transformed an international socialist project into a Soviet imperial one; and the endurance of nationalism within the Soviet imperial framework. We will also explore in some depth the role of personalities in politics. In terms of coverage, we begin with the crises of the Romanov regime and study the Russian revolutions of 1905 and 1917, the Civil War, the Soviet period, Stalinism, the Second World War, and the Cold War. We move to the arms races and nuclear perils of the Cold War and study the failed efforts to reform the Soviet system. Finally, we will examine the struggles of both Gorbachev and the post-Soviet leadership to integrate their state into a world order dominated by democratic values and capitalist markets while sustaining or reviving the Russian and Soviet empires' traditional great-power status.

Essential Capabilities: Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Arcp/Hist)(CGST-MN)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(REES-MN)(REES-Social Sci)(STS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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