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The Superpowers: A Short History (Paperback)
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The Superpowers: A Short History (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 07/12/2000
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The Superpowers traces the development of the USA and Russia (later USSR) from 1898 through to 2000, placing the Cold War, from inception to ending, into the wider social, economic and political context. This is the first history of the two major participants and their relationship throughout the twentieth century.
The Superpowers: explores the intertwining history of the two powers chronologically and includes discussion of:
* the inheritance of the two great powers and their imperial background
* World War One and the Russian Revolution
* Capitalism and Socialism
* World War Two and its impact
* the conflicts in Berlin, Czechoslovakia, Vietnam and Afghanistan
* Perestroika and the end of the USSR
* the significance of the events of 1991 and their legacy.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415230421
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 11 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"It is an important, insightful study from an "outside perspective," and one that deserves serious consideration by scholars, students, and those more generally interested in the Russo-American dialogue over the past 250 years. Paul Dukes has a remarkable command of the major and minor sources on the subject, and he interweaves the complex interactions of the two great powers with skill, sophistication, and perspective.."
-The International History Review, June 2002.
"The author's broad learning and long historical perspective make this thoughtful book a welcome correctivee to the shallow triumphalism that has marred much recent writing on the subject. This is a perceptive and provocative book."
-David S. Painter

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