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During his reign over the former Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin oversaw the forced resettlement of six million people - a maniacal passion that he used for social engineering. The Soviets were not the first to thrust resettlement on its population - a major characteristic of totalitarian systems - but in terms of sheer numbers, technologies used to deport people and the lawlessness which accompanied it, Stalin's process was the most notable. Six million people of different social, ethnic, and professions were resettled before Stalin's death. Even today, the aftermath of such deportations largely predetermines events which take place in the northern Caucasus, Crimea, the Baltic republics, Moldavia, and western Ukraine. Polian's volume is the first attempt to comprehensively examine the history of forced and semi-voluntary population movements within or organized by the Soviet Union. Contents range from the early 1920s to the rehabilitation of repressed nationalities in the 1990s, dealing with internal (kulaks, ethnic and political deportations) and international forced migrations (German internees and occupied territories). An abundance of facts, figures, tables, maps, and an exhaustively-detailed annex will serve as important sources for further researches.

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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. List of Tables
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. List of Figures
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Foreword to the English Edition
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. Forced Migrations:Prehistory and Classification
  2. pp. 17-56
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  1. PART I FORCED MIGRATIONS WITHIN THE USSR
  2. pp. 57-58
  1. Forced Migrations before the Second World War(1919–1939)
  2. pp. 59-114
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  1. Forced Migrations during and after the Second World War (1939–1953)
  2. pp. 115-180
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  1. Patterns of Deported Peoples’ Settlement, and Rehabilitation Process
  2. pp. 181-238
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  1. PART II INTERNATIONAL FORCED MIGRATIONS
  2. pp. 239-240
  1. Internment and Deportation of German Civilians from European Countries to the USSR
  2. pp. 241-276
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  1. Employment of Labor of German Civilians from European Countries in the USSR, and Their Repatriation
  2. pp. 277-304
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  1. In Lieu of a Conclusion: Geo-demographic Scale and Repercussions of Forced Migrations in the USSR
  2. pp. 305-320
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  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 321-326
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  1. Supplement 1
  2. pp. 327-334
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  1. Supplement 2
  2. pp. 335-372
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  1. Supplement 3
  2. pp. 373-374
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  1. Supplement 4
  2. pp. 375-376
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 377-398
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  1. Glossary of RussianTerms
  2. pp. 399-400
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  1. Abbreviations
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  1. Index of Personal Names
  2. pp. 407-412
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  1. Index of Geographical Names
  2. pp. 413-425
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Additional Information

ISBN
9786155053832
Related ISBN
9789639241688
MARC Record
OCLC
55011995
Pages
441
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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