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  Military history of the Soviet Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Soviet participation in the Spanish Civil War was greatly influenced by the growing tension between Stalin and Adolf Hitler, the leader of Nazi Germany and an avid supporter of the fascist forces of Francisco Franco.
As the Soviet Union officially dissolved on December 31, 1991, the Soviet military was left in limbo.
History of the Soviet Union and Soviet Russia
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 Soviet Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The military counterpart to the Comecon was the Warsaw Pact.
In the 1970s, the Soviet Union achieved rough nuclear parity with the United States, and surpassed it by the end of that decade with the deployment of the SS-18 missile.
The Soviet Union was so large, in fact, that even after all associated republics gained independence, Russia remains the largest country by area, and remains quite ethnically diverse, including, e.g., minorities of Tatars, Udmurts, and many other non-Russian ethnicities.
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 Soviet Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, general secretary of the ruling Communist Party from 1922 to his death in 1953 molded the features that characterized the new Soviet regime.
The Soviet Union was established in December 1922 as the union of the Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian, and Transcaucasian Soviet republics ruled by Bolshevik parties.
After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Russian Federation claimed to be the legal successor to the Soviet Union on the international stage.
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 sociology - Cuban Missile Crisis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Soviet MRBMs on Cuba, with a range of 2,000 km (1,200 statute miles), could threaten Washington, DC and around half of the U.S. bases (of nuclear-armed bombers) with a flight time of under twenty minutes.
Castro had sought Soviet support after the collapse of its relations with the U.S. due to the expropriation of U.S. properties in Cuba and a subsequent CIA-backed attempt of invasion of Cuba known as the Bay of Pigs Invasion (1961).
Soviet reasoning was two-fold — first, to defend this new Communist state from an American or American-sponsored invasion, and second, to shift the nuclear balance of power away from the U.S. by putting American cities directly within the range of Soviet missiles.
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 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.
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.
As far as the Soviet labour camps were concerned, it is true that the regime was harsh and difficult for the prisoners, but what is the situation today in the prisons of the US, which are rife with violence, drugs, prostitution, sexual slavery (290,000 rapes a year in US prisons).
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 Leavenworth Papers No. 7 (August Storm: The Soviet 1945 Strategic Offensive in Manchuria)
Soviet planning for the Manchurian campaign began in March 1945, when operations in the west were in their final phase.
One problem was that the military purges of the late 1930s deprived the Soviet Army of the leadership necessary to implement doctrine artfully and thus to stem the German tide.
The reverses the Soviets suffered in the winter of 1942 and the spring of 1943 at the Chir River, at Tatsinskaya, and at Kharkov occurred at least within the context of a battlefront that was inexorably moving westward.
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History changed on October 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I. The world's first artificial satellite was about the size of a basketball, weighed only 183 pounds, and took about 98 minutes to orbit the Earth on its elliptical path.
The story begins in 1952, when the International Council of Scientific Unions decided to establish July 1, 1957, to December 31, 1958, as the International Geophysical Year (IGY) because the scientists knew that the cycles of solar activity would be at a high point then.
In addition, the public feared that the Soviets' ability to launch satellites also translated into the capability to launch ballistic missiles that could carry nuclear weapons from Europe to the U.S. Then the Soviets struck again; on November 3, Sputnik II was launched, carrying a much heavier payload, including a dog named Laika.
www.hq.nasa.gov /office/pao/History/sputnik   (432 words)

 The Military History of the Soviet Union during the Post War Years
It was during this time that the leaders of the Soviet government (Stalin and others) vowed that this would never again happen to Russia.
To achieve this end, the Soviets sent aid to Communist movements in all of the nations it controlled at the end of the war.
The Warsaw Pact was formed by the Soviet Union in 1955 to counter the NATO alliance.
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After the fall of the Soviet Union, most of the bones were recovered, genetically identified, and buried at the other Imperial tombs in St. Petersburg.
When the Soviet Union fell, the Pretender to the Throne of Russia was the Grand Duke Vladimir, second cousin to the young Grand Duchesses.
Nevertheless, this is a nice footnote to the history of calendars and continues to be an issue for the Orthodox Churches that did clearly accept the 1923 reform.
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 Stone Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hammer and Rifle: The Militarization of the Soviet Union, 1926 1933 (Lawrence, KS, 2000).
"Soviet Urban Warfare: The Experience of Stalingrad," to be published in proceedings of Cantigny Conference on Urban Operations in War and Peace.
"Soviet Intelligence on Barbarossa: The Limits of Intelligence History" in Peter Jackson and Jennifer Siegel, eds., Intelligence and Statecraft: The Use and Limits of Intelligence in International Society (Praeger, 2005), pp.
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 The Military History of Tsarist Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The former is a general over-view of Russian military history during this period.
The origins of the Russian military’s decline, as the essays point out, are found in its delayed social development (serfdom was not abolished until 1867, consequently depriving the army of an adequate source of recruits for a large, adequately trained reserve in the age of mass armies) and economic development.
Judging from the discussion of the Soviet army found in the introductory and summary essays, as well as occasional references in some of the intervening essays, it appears that Kagan and Higham see similar influences in the creation and development of the Soviet army after 1917.
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 The Military History of the Soviet Union
Companion to The Military History of Tsarist Russia, compiled by the same authors, this collection of 17 essays by leading experts constitutes a comprehensive military history of the Soviet Union- as opposed to a history of the Red Army, national-security policy, or civil-military relations.
This debilitating war left the development of Soviet doctrine and forces further crabbed, in that the lessons learned from Afghanistan were not regarded as an advanced course in small wars, but as instruction on dealing with internal threats.
In keeping with its character as a military history of the Soviet Union, the book could have profitably devoted a separate part entirely to the Second World War in addition to those parts dedicated to the formation of the Red Army and Cold War.
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 Category:History of the Soviet Union and Soviet... - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 Amazon.com: The Soviet High Command: a Military-political History, 1918-1941 (Soviet (Russian) Military Experience ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
An objective and documentary history of the earliest origins and formative years of the Workers-Peasants Red Army from the Civil War to the initial disasters of the war with Germany, the Great Patriotic War, culminating in the "battle for Moscow" in November-December 1941.
The "Tukhachevskii Affair" is investigated together with Stalin's murderous military purge and its consequences for the Red Army.
Poor Soviet performance in the "Winter War" with Finland prompted hasty reforms, but neither reorganization nor rearmament was complete before the German invasion in June 1941.First suffering catastrophic loss inflicted by the Wehrmacht, the Red Army had recovered sufficiently by December 1941 to defend Moscow and to counter-attack.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0714651788?v=glance   (747 words)

 Military History - Compare prices at Sortprice.com - Lowest Prices
Sails and Steam in the Mountains: A Maritime and Military History of Lake George...
Sails and Steam in the Mountains: A Maritime and Military History of Lake George and Lake Champlain.
A controversial new History of the Great War challenges traditional views of World War I and argues that the Germans beat the French and British decisively and were rescued by American intervention in 1918.
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 Flyer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Military History of the Soviet Union and The Military History of Tsarist Russia treat Russian military history from the rise of the Muscovite state to the present, even peeking briefly into the future.
The historical analysis will address the development and function of the Russian military whether in peace or in war, as well as the impact of war and changes in the military upon Russian society and politics.
FREDERICK W. KAGAN is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point.
www.palgrave.com /flyer/flyer.asp?is=0312293984   (188 words)

 The Military Strategy of the Soviet Union : A History by David M. Glantz - 0714634352
Armed revolution and civil war gave birth to the Soviet Union, world War II propelled it to global pre-eminence, and the Cld 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.
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 Walter C. Uhler.com--Military History
Frederick W. Kagan and Robin Higham, editors The Military History of Russia and Robin Higham and Frederick W. Kagan, editors The Military History of the Soviet Union
The Military Revolution and Political Change: Origins of Democracy and Autocracy in Early Modern Europe, By Brian M. Downing;
War and the Rise of the State: The Military Foundations of Modern Politics, By Bruce D. Porter
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 Omniseek: /Lifestyle /Military /History /Russia and Soviet Union
Destabilizing The Former Soviet Union: Cold Wars, Trade Wars and Russi...
Military History of Sukhoi Su-26 (serial 03-04) In 1990 the "Tiger" was drafted into service with the Soviet military.
The Modern Encyclopedia of Russian and Soviet History (MERSH) The Supplement to the Modern Encyclopedia of Russian, Soviet and Eurasian History (SMERSH) The Modern Encyclopedia of East...
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 Soviet Union (Former) : Country Studies - Federal Research Division, Library of Congress
Soviet of the Union and Soviet of Nationalities
The Soviet Union and the Nuclear Arms Control
Military Policy of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
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 Lamson Library » Blog Archive » The Collapse Of The Soviet Military
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The Red Army: The Red Army, 1918 To 1945; The Soviet Army, 1946 To The Present
A History Of African-American Artists : From 1792 To The Present (255)
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 The Soviet Military Awards Page. Medals, History and Russia!
Over 40,000 on-topic messages ranging from award history to pricing to fake detection.
Take a look through their catalog as there are some great Soviet military and space related DVD's there that I haven't seen anywhere else.
The purpose of this site is to educate and inform those interested in collecting Soviet military and labor awards issued between 1917-1991.
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 History: Russia, Soviet Union, Former Soviet Republics, Poland - What's Been Published
History: Russia, Soviet Union, Former Soviet Republics, Poland
Mennonites Kuban River Valley (Georgia and Russia) History.
Merchants, Foreign Poland Kraków History 16th century Correspondence.
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 Amazon.com: The Military History of Tsarist Russia & the Military History of the Soviet Union: Books: Frederick W. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Amazon.com: The Military History of Tsarist Russia & the Military History of the Soviet Union: Books: Frederick W. Kagan,Robin Higham
The Military History of Tsarist Russia & the Military History of the Soviet Union (Hardcover)
The two volumes cover Russia's land forces extensively, but also cover the development of the Russian Navy, and the creation and development of the Russian Air Force, parts of the Russian military machine which are frequently neglected in general writings.
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 Amazon.ca: The Military Strategy of the Soviet Union: A History: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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 Publisher-supplied biographical information about contributor(s) for Library of Congress control number 2002265813   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Publisher-supplied biographical information about contributor(s) for The military history of the Soviet Union / edited by Robin Higham and Frederick W. Kagan.
The Library of Congress makes no claims as to the accuracy of the information provided, and will not maintain or otherwise edit/update the information supplied by the publisher.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Soviet Union History, Military
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 Walter C. Uhler.com--Russian History & Culture
Soviet Traitor Revises History of the KGB "
Review of The Sword and the Shield: The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB by Christopher Andrew and Vasili Mitrokhin
The Journal of Slavic Military Studies -- September 1999
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 Palgrave Macmillan : Catalogue Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Rise and Fall of Soviet Operational Art, 1917-1941; F.W.Kagan
The Soviet Army in Civil Disturbances, 1988-1991; S.Blank
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