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Strayer's The Communist Experiment is part of a McGraw Hill's World History Series, designed to introduce readers to particular issues that have been significant on a global scale. This book offers an accessible, comparative, and thematically complete treatment of the "communist experiment," based on the idea that communism represents a unique lens through which to view the history of the 20th century on a global scale. Because communism relates to many other events and forces of the world at that time-world war, fascism, the rise the United States, decolonization, feminism, the rise of the Third World, revolution, and more-it provides an excellent frame for understanding those developments and their effects throughout the world.
Table of Contents
|A Note from the Series Editors|
|Communism in Context Communism as a Global Phenomenon Communism in World History Conclusion: Communism and the Twentieth Century|
|Revolution and the Birth of Communism Why Revolution?|
|The Collapse of Old Regimes: Russia|
|The Collapse of Old Regimes: China Nine Months: The Bolsheviks and the Russian Revolution|
|Thirty-eight Years: The Making of the Chinese Revolution Conclusion: Unexpectedness and Conjuncture|
|Building Socialism Alone: Stalinism and the Soviet Experiment|
|The First Socialist Society|
|The Search for Enemies: A Soviet Holocaust|
|World War II and Beyond: Stalin's Final Years Conclusion: Explaining Stalinism|
|Mao's Path: Building Socialism in China Starting Points: Comparing China and the Soviet Union|
|First Steps Toward Socialism: Following the Soviet|
|Model Toward Socialism: Finding a Chinese Path Conclusion|
|Socialism and the Search for Enemies: Comparing the Soviet Union and China|
|Communism in the Global Arena|
|Standing Alone: The Soviet Union and the World, 1917-1945 Europe Divided|
|The Origins of the Cold War, 1945-1950|
|Communist Breakthroughs in Asia, 1949-1954|
|The Global Expansion of the Cold War, 1955-1985|
|The Cold War and the Nuclear Arms Race Dissension in the Communist World Conclusion: The Communist World in the 1970s|
|The End of the Communist Era|
|The Collapse of Communism in the Soviet Union|
|The Abandonment of Communism in China|
|The Fate of Two Communisms|
|The World and the End of the Communist|
|Era Conclusion: The Communist World in a New Century: Shrunken and Diluted|
|Epilogue: Communism and Reflections on History|
|Understanding and Forgetting Intentions, Outcomes, and Surprises Making|
|History Ambiguous Judgments Suggestions for|
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