Oxford AQA History: A Level and AS Component 2: The Crisis of Communism: The USSR and the Soviet Empire 1953-2000
$33.74

Oxford AQA History: A Level and AS Component 2: The Crisis of Communism: The USSR and the Soviet Empire 1953-2000

By Rob Bircher, Sally Waller
US$ 33.74
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Book Description

Retaining well-loved features from the previous editions, The Crisis of Communism: The USSR and the Soviet Empire 1953-2000 has been approved by AQA and matched to the new 2015 specification. This textbook explores in-depth a period of the practice and demise of Soviet communism. It focuses on key ideas such as de-Stalinisation, 'people power', leadership and legitimacy, and covers events and developments with precision. Students can further develop vital skills such
as historical interpretations and source analyses via specially selected sources and extracts. Practice questions and study tips provide additional support to help familiarise students with the new exam style questions, and help them achieve their best in the exam.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • Contents
  • Introduction to features
  • AQA History specification overview
  • Introduction to the Oxford AQA History series
  • Timeline
  • Introduction to this book
  • Part One Crisis in the Soviet Union, 1953–2000
    • 1 De-Stalinisation, 1953–64
      • 1 The USSR in 1953
      • 2 Khrushchev as leader
      • 3 Economic and social developments
      • 4 Soviet foreign and international policies
    • 2 Years of stagnation, 1964–85
      • 5 Brezhnev as leader
      • 6 Economic and social policies and problems under Brezhnev
      • 7 Foreign and international policies
      • 8 Pressures for change and the reaction of the regime
    • 3 The Gorbachev revolution,1985–2000
      • 9 Gorbachev as leader
      • 10 Economic, political, and social policiesunder Gorbachev
      • 11 Revolution and counter-revolutionin the USSR
      • 12 Yeltsin as leader
  • Part Two Crisis in the Soviet Empire, 1953–2000
    • 4 Soviet satellites, 1953–68
      • 13 The political and economic condition of the satellite states of Central Europe
      • 14 Life in the Soviet satellite states
      • 15 Repression in the Soviet satellite states
      • 16 Threats to stability in the Soviet satellite states
    • 5 ‘Real existing socialism’, 1968–80
      • 17 Political developments in the satellite states of Central Europe
      • 18 Economic and social developments in the Soviet satellite states
      • 19 Challenges to Soviet control in the Soviet satellite states
      • 20 Strikes and demonstrations in Poland
    • 6 The collapse of the Soviet Empire,1980–2000
      • 21 Political developments and activism within the satellite states 1980–1989
      • 22 The state of communism in the satellite states of Romania and Bulgaria by 1989
      • 23 The collapse of communism within the satellite states in 1989
      • 24 The new national states of Eastern and Central Europe
  • Conclusion: the crisis of communism
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgements
  • Index
  • Back Cover
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