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  Soviet Union
According to Joseph Goebbels, the Soviet Union's recent inclusion in the League of Nations was engineered by 300 "members of the Jewish race and conspirators of Freemasonry."
The nuclear-powered Soviet Cosmos 954 satellite plunges through Earth's atmosphere and disintegrates, scattering radioactive debris over parts of Canada's Northwest Territories.
That phrase does appear, however, in the Soviet Constitution, which says the state shall be separate from the church and the church from the school.
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  Soviet History | History of the Soviet Union | Russian Soviet History | Questia.com Online Library
Soviet industry was owned and managed by the state, and agricultural land was divided into state farms, collective farms, and small, privately held plots.
The history of the provisional government, the Revolution of 1917, Soviet Russia's withdrawal from World War I, and the Russian Civil War are covered in the articles Russian Revolution and Brest-Litovsk, Treaty of.
Soviet foreign policy, long hampered by the hostility of the nations of Europe and America and by pervasive mutual distrust, was carried out first by Georgi Chicherin and from 1930 by Maxim M. Litvinov.
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Now, as we study the history of the Soviet Union, its members have broken it apart, the Communist Party is struggling to define a new role for itself, and the revolutionary history is being repudiated.
This course covers the history of the Soviet Union from its birth in 1917, through its emergence as a superpower, to the dissolution of Soviet communism in recent years, with emphasis on the first decades of Soviet rule.
Soviet history has involved not just a few Marxist leaders but millions of peasants, workers, and intellectuals, with great variety in their backgrounds, ideas, desires, and behavior.
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  Amazon.com: A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End: Books: Peter Kenez   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The fall of Soviet Russia was the ending that all totalitarian regimes have, they implode because they exist under an unrealistic economy that doesn't adhere to the forces of supply and demand.
He argues that the Soviet "golden age" during the NEP (New Economic Policy) was doomed to failure because the Bolshevik state, by definition, could only function as a one-party, authoritarian power.
The Soviet Union met its demise and fall because the the regime could not reform itself and still remain in existence.
www.amazon.com /History-Soviet-Union-Beginning-End/dp/0521311985   (1916 words)

  
  Soviet-Empire.com - View topic - Lies Concerning the History of the Soviet Union
The history of the millions of people who were allegedly incarcerated and died in the labour camps of the Soviet Union and as a result of starvation during Stalin's time.
In fact what took place in the Soviet Union at the beginning of the 1930s was a major class struggle in which poor landless peasants had risen up against the rich landowners, the kulaks, and had begun a struggle for collectivisation, a struggle to form kolkhozes.
Soviet society was forced to make great efforts in the decade from 1930-1940, when the major part of its resources was dedicated to its defence preparations for the forthcoming war against the Nazis.
www.soviet-empire.com /ussr/viewtopic.php?t=28616   (11946 words)

  
  Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for History of the Soviet Union   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Soviet Union (official name Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) A former federation of 15 republics occupying the northern half of Asia and part of Eastern Europe, comprising Russia, Belorussia (Belarus), Ukraine, the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania), Georgia, Armenia, Moldova...
Russia, Ukraine, and the Breakup of the Soviet Union by Roman Szporluk.
In the light of history; the Soviet Union is being pushed toward the most dramatic change in its system of government since 1917; what does history say of Mr.
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: List of leaders of the Soviet Union
The Congress of Soviets was the supreme governing body of the RSFSR and the Soviet Union in two periods, from 1917 to 1936 and from 1989 to 1991.
The Soviet Union was established in December 1922 as the union of the Russian (colloquially known as Bolshevist Russia), Ukrainian, Belarusian, and Transcaucasian Soviet republics ruled by Bolshevik parties.
The Soviet Union occupied the eastern portion of the European continent and the northern portion of the Asian continent.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/History of the Soviet Union (1927-1953)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
With Soviet Marshal Georgy Zhukov attacking from Prussia, and Marshal Konev slicing Germany in half from the south the fate of Nazi Germany was sealed.
The Soviet Union was especially scathed due to the mass destruction of the industrial base that it had built up in the 1930s.
In 1950 the Soviet Union protested against the fact that the Chinese seat at the UN Security Council was held by the (Nationalist controlled) Republic of China, and boycotted the meetings.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/History of the Soviet Union
Soviets were the bodies of direct popular democracy; although they held no official position of power in the provisional government, they exerted considerable influence over the hearts and minds of the working classes.
On December 29 1922 the RSFSR, the Transcaucasian SFSR, and the Byelorussian and Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republics signed a Treaty of Creation of the USSR forming the Soviet Union by a conference of the representatives, which was confirmed on December 30, 1922 by the 1st Congress of Soviets of the USSR.
The Soviet NEP (1921-29) was essentially a period of "market socialism" similar to the Dengist reforms in Communist China after 1978 in that both foresaw a role for private entrepreneurs and limited markets based on trade and pricing rather than fully centralized planning.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the unionwide referendum on March 17, 1991, boycotted by the Baltic republics, Armenia, Georgia, and Moldova, the majority of the residents of the rest of the republics expressed the desire to retain the renewed Soviet Union.
On December 25, 1991, a now-defeated Gorbachev announced his resignation as Soviet president; the red hammer and sickle flag of the Soviet Union was lowered from the Kremlin and replaced with the tricolour flag of the Russian state; the Soviet Union had ceased to exist.
The collapse of the Soviet Union was called by the current president of Russia Vladimir Putin as "the largest geopolitical catastrophe of the century" [1].
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 history_of_the_Soviet_Union_(1985-1991) - The Wordbook Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In all, the very positive view of Soviet life which had long been presented to the public by the official media was being rapidly dismantled, and the negative aspects of life in the Soviet Union were brought into the spotlight.
On December 12, 1991, the legislature of the Russian Soviet Republic formally accepted the secession of Russia from the Soviet Union, by ratifying the Belavezha Accords and denouncing the 1922 Treaty on the creation of the Soviet Union.
On December 24th, 1991, the Soviet Ambassador to the UN delivered to the Secretary General a letter by Russia┬┤s president, Boris Yeltsin, informing him that, in virtue of that agreement, Russia was the successor State to the USSR for the purposes of UN membership.
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 Perestroika and the Soviet Military: Implications For U.S. Policy
For decades the Soviet leadership bought itself time with promises that it would, in Khrushchev's words, "'bury capitalism' in the sense that socialism would inevitably replace that moribund social system."(3) Slow progress was blamed on the need to defend the Soviet Union against U.S. imperialism and German revanchism.
The Soviets have rejected the concept of a winnable nuclear war and have begun stressing prevention of war as the central mission of the armed forces.
The Soviets have already withdrawn 10,000 troops from Hungary and have agreed to withdraw the remaining 50,000 troops, a move the Hungarians want completed by 1991 regardless of progress in East-West negotiations.(44) Czechoslovakia has also obtained an agreement on the withdrawal of the 75,000 Soviet troops that are stationed there by mid-1991.
www.cato.org /pubs/pas/pa133.html   (8785 words)

  
 Soviet Economic Decline: Did an Oil Crisis Cause the Transition in the Soviet Union?
In the final years of the Soviet Empire, exactly from 1988 to 1992, the command economies were being forced either to use less oil, to switch to alternative energy sources, or to do both, and in a very short amount of time.
It's just that Soviet natural resources are subject to the same laws of geology and supply that the US is. Incentives such as career advancement or even selling oil on the fl market all combined to induce the Soviets to find and produce as much oil as possible and it did.
Considering the West's experience, there would be no way for the planned economies of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union not to have had even bigger recessions during the period 1988 to 1995-when they saw an even bigger reduction of their oil supply-than the west had in the 1970's and 1980's.
www.hubbertpeak.com /reynolds/SovietDecline.htm   (7668 words)

  
 Marxists Writers Archive
Palestinian Jewish Trotskyist, developed critique of Stalinist Russia as a form of "bureaucratic state capitalism", laid the basis of the theory of 'deflected' permanent revolution and the 'permanent' arms economy, founder of Internatioonal Socialist Tendency.
Soviet Psychologist who developed cultural-historical activity theory in the field of childhood development.
Soviet Psychologist who made advances in cognitive psychology, the processes of learning and forgetting, and mental retardation.
www.marxists.org /archive   (2320 words)

  
 A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End by Peter Kenez : Book
The fall of Soviet Russia was the ending that all totalitarian regimes have, they implode because they exist under an unrealistic economy that doesn't adhere to the forces of supply and demand.
He argues that the Soviet "golden age" during the NEP (New Economic Policy) was doomed to failure because the Bolshevik state, by definition, could only function as a one-party, authoritarian power.
The Soviet Union met its demise and fall because the the regime could not reform itself and still remain in existence.
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 BBC - History - Joseph Stalin (1879 - 1953)
One of the most powerful and murderous dictators in history, Stalin was the supreme ruler of the Soviet Union for a quarter of a century.
By the late 1920s, Stalin was effectively the dictator of the Soviet Union.
His political future, and that of the Soviet Union, hung in the balance, but Stalin recovered to lead his country to victory.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/historic_figures/stalin_joseph.shtml   (421 words)

  
 Russia: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was established as a federation on Dec. 30, 1922.
Trotsky was dismissed as commissar of war in 1925 and banished from the Soviet Union in 1929.
The U.S. Senate refused to ratify the treaty because of the invasion of Afghanistan by Soviet troops on Dec. 27, 1979.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107909.html   (3167 words)

  
 University of Birmingham - Research degrees - Russian and East European Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: )
We have active research and teaching interests in the social, political and cultural history of Russia and the Soviet Union from the 16th to the 20th centuries.
History of the Soviet economy in the 1930s; supervision of theses on Soviet inter-war economic history.
Pre-revolutionary history; popular rebellions from the 17th century onwards; the social and political history of the late tsarist period; Russian nationalism before and after 1917.
www.bham.ac.uk /course.asp?section=1000000100060002001500010001   (672 words)

  
 DNK Amazon Store :: Russia's War: A History of the Soviet Effort: 1941-1945
By mapping military power in the Soviet Union starting with the seizure of governmental power by Stalin and his clique in the 1924, Overby provides a summary history and discussion of basic questions not only of Soviet History, but Soviet Society.
While Overby seems to be quite knowledeable about revelations about the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany during the war, there are a few things that he seems to be unaware of in regard to the pre-War Stalin regime.
Overby also tells us that the victory of the Soviet Union was not inevitable and that the idea that the USSR won only because of overwhelming numbers of Soviet Solders were availble is also a myth.
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 DNK Amazon Store :: The First Socialist Society: A History of the Soviet Union from Within, Second Edition
It ranges over the changing lives of peasants, urban workers, and professionals; the interaction of Soviet autocrats with the people; the character and role of religion, law, education, and literature within Soviet society; and the significance and fate of various national groups.
I would recommend that anyone else looking into the history of the Soviet Union first read other materials regarding the 19th century before reading this for extra background information.
The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union: 1917-1991 (Sources in History)
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 Reviews of 'The Russians in Germany: A History of the Soviet Zone of Occupation, 1945-1949'
The Russians in Germany: A History of the Soviet Zone of Occupation, 1945-1949
The result is a thematically arranged work that argues the Soviet regime failed in its governing policies in the occupational zone of Germany as well as, failing to win the hearts and minds of the East German people.
What was once a potential worthy ally and friend, of the Soviet Union, he argues, eventually became a burden of resentment and hatred.
www.usingenglish.com /amazon/us/reviews/0674784065.html   (1536 words)

  
 Category:History of the Soviet Union and Soviet Russia in TutorGig Encyclopedia
Category:History of the Soviet Union and Soviet Russia
This category encompasses History of the Soviet Union, as well as the Soviet part (1917-1922) of the History of Russia between the October Revolution and the formation of the Soviet Union, in the continuation of the history the Imperial Russia.
Soviet Union Soviet Union and Soviet Russia Soviet Union and Soviet Russia Category:Soviet Union
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 A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End - 19thhole.com Product Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
All this is is tailored with one obvious goal in mind: to present the USSR in the worst possible light, demonise its leaders, slander its people, and discredit the socialist idea as such.
This compact and well-written book from Soviet historian Peter Kenez is an excellent short history of the Soviet Union.
While this is not surprising given the author's previous interest in the "propaganda state," it is a needed corrective to the excessive emphasis on "social factors" that tend to...
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 Sputnik 3
Tikhonravov's 1.4 tonne ISZ satellite was to have been launched by the new R-7 ICBM as the Soviet Union's first satellite, but the R-7 was ready before the satellite, so it was preceded by Sputnik 1 and Sputnik 2.
The Centre was staffed by 680 officers and 151 civilian scientists of the Soviet Army in four sections.
The definitive history of the Soviet manned space program in the 1960's to the early 1970's.
www.astronautix.com /craft/sputnik3.htm   (809 words)

  
 Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Main Page
It is intended to serve the needs of teachers and students in college survey courses in modern European history and American history, as well as in modern Western Civilization and World Cultures.
Internet History Sourcebooks Project began as a way to access texts that were already available on the Internet, it now contains hundreds of texts made available locally.
Although the history of social and cultural elite groups remains important to historians, the lives of non-elite women, people of color, lesbians and gays are also well represented here.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/modsbook.html   (951 words)

  
 A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End
Unfortunatley, unlike the US, over a quarter of the Cities in the Soviet Union were destroyed during the war.
The fall of Soviet Russia was the ending that all totalitarian regimes have, they implode because they exist under an unrealistic economy that doesn't adhere to the forces of supply and demand.
All this is is tailored with one obvious goal in mind: to present the USSR in the worst possible light, demonise its leaders, slander its people, and discredit the socialist idea as such.
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