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Few European nations are so little known to the world at large as Belorussia. For centuries this Eastern European country has served as a pawn in the power plays of predatory neighbors. In this, the first detailed study of Belorussia's recent history, the author depicts the successive invasions of German, Polish, and Russian armies in two world wars and the upheavals stemming from the Russian Revolution.

The Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, established in 1919, progressed culturally, educationally, and economically during Lenin's lifetime. Under Stalin, however, her leaders were liquidated in a series of purges, and hundreds of thousands of her people were shot or exiled to Siberia. Thousands more died in the famine that followed the forced collectivization of agriculture. Although Stalin gained the admission of Belorussia to the United Nations, the author concludes that Russian hegemony over Belorussia is as complete today under the Communists as it was for a century under the tsars.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. 1. Historical Background
  2. pp. 1-11
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  1. 2. The Formation of the Belorussian Republic
  2. pp. 12-30
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  1. 3. The Partition of Belorussia
  2. pp. 31-46
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  1. 4. Belorussia & the Formation of the USSR
  2. pp. 47-61
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  1. 5. Belorussia under the New Economic Policy
  2. pp. 62-79
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  1. 6. A Golden Age of Belorussian Culture
  2. pp. 80-92
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  1. 7. Collectivization & Industrialization
  2. pp. 93-106
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  1. 8.The Liquidation of Belorussian Nationalism
  2. pp. 107-126
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  1. 9. West Belorussia under Poland
  2. pp. 127-138
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  1. 10. The Reunion of West & East Belorussia
  2. pp. 139-145
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  1. 11. Belorussia under German Occupation
  2. pp. 146-164
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  1. 12. Belorussia after World War II
  2. pp. 165-176
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  1. 13. Belorussia & War Diplomacy
  2. pp. 177-186
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  1. 14. Conclusion
  2. pp. 187-192
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 193-210
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 211-221
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813163604
Related ISBN
9780813153346
MARC Record
OCLC
900344884
Pages
240
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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