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Comrades!

A History of World Communism

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$24.50 • £19.95 • €22.00

ISBN 9780674046993

Publication Date: 09/01/2010

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592 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

24 color illustrations, 5 maps

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  • Preface
  • Maps*
  • Introduction
  • I. Origins to 1917
    • 1. Communism before Marxism
    • 2. Marx and Engels
    • 3. Communism in Europe
    • 4. Russian Variations
    • 5. The October Revolution
    • 6. The First Communist State
  • II. Experiment: 1917–1929
    • 7. European Revolutions
    • 8. Communism and Its Discontents
    • 9. The Communist International
    • 10. Probing America
    • 11. Making Sense of Communism
    • 12. The USSR in Torment
    • 13. The Soviet Model
  • III. Development: 1929–1947
    • 14. World Strategy
    • 15. Stalinist Ideology
    • 16. Inside the Parties
    • 17. Friends and Foes
    • 18. Communism in the World War
    • 19. Forcing the Peace
  • IV. Reproduction: 1947–1957
    • 20. The Cold War and the Soviet Bloc
    • 21. The Yugoslav Road
    • 22. Western Europe
    • 23. Warring Propaganda
    • 24. The Chinese Revolution
    • 25. Organising Communism
    • 26. Against and For Reform
  • V. Mutation: 1957–1979
    • 27. Détente and Expansion
    • 28. China Convulsed
    • 29. Revolutionary Cuba
    • 30. Communist Order
    • 31. Rethinking Communism
    • 32. Europe East and West
    • 33. Reduced Expectations
    • 34. Last of the Communist Revolutions
  • VI. Endings: From 1980
    • 35. Roads from Communism
    • 36. Anti-Communism in Eastern Europe
    • 37. China’s Capitalist Communism
    • 38. Perestroika
    • 39. The Comrades Depart
    • 40. Accounting for Communism
  • Notes
  • Select Bibliography
  • Index
  • * Maps
    • 1. The Soviet Union, 1924–36
    • 2. Eastern Europe and the Western USSR after the Second World War
    • 3. China after 1949
    • 4. Cuba
    • 5. South-East Asia, 1975

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