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  1. Russia in the Twentieth Century

    The quest for stability

    By David R. Marples

    The history of Russia, as the natural successor to the Soviet Union, is of crucial importance to understanding why communism ultimately lost out to Western democracy and the free market system. David Marples presents a balanced overview of 20th century Russian history and shows that...

    Published August 30th 2010 by Routledge

  2. The Collapse of the Soviet Union, 1985-1991

    By David R. Marples

    Series: Seminar Studies

    Why did the Soviet Union collapse in 1991? The collapse of the Soviet Union has widely been seen as the result of the arms race and Cold War, and the failure of the Soviet side to keep pace with new technology. This book argues that the disintegration was mainly a result of two interrelated factors...

    Published April 27th 2004 by Routledge

  3. Motherland

    Russia in the Twentieth Century

    By David R. Marples

    Motherland tells the dramatic story of the rise and fall of the Soviet Union. From Lenin's virtual coup in November 1917 to Boris Yeltsin's ruthless takeover of power in 1991, the book culminates with a new view of the Yeltsin years.David Marples focuses on the evolution of Russia during the Soviet...

    Published July 24th 2002 by Routledge

  4. Lenin's Revolution

    Russia, 1917-1921

    By David R. Marples

    Series: Seminar Studies

    This study examines one of the key events in history, the Russian Revolution. Since the late Gorbachev period, a wealth of new material has become available to historians that has triggered intense scholarly debate on the nature of revolution. This timely new book takes account of the new...

    Published October 2nd 2000 by Routledge

  5. Belarus

    A Denationalized Nation

    By David Marples

    Series: Postcommunist States and Nations

    In any assessment and understanding of Belarus, the key questions to address include; why has Belarus apparently rejected independence under its first president Alyaksandr Lukashenka, and sought a union with Russia? Why has the government rejected democracy, infringed on the human rights of its...

    Published March 7th 1999 by Routledge

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