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Author Rieber, Alfred J.
Title Stalin and the struggle for supremacy in Eurasia / Alfred J. Rieber (Central European University, Budapest, Hungary).
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015.

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Author Rieber, Alfred J.
Subject Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 -- Political and social views.
Borderlands -- Eurasia -- History.
Borderlands -- Soviet Union -- History.
Hegemony -- Soviet Union -- History.
Nation-building -- Soviet Union -- History.
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- Eurasia.
Eurasia -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1936-1953.
Alt Name Rieber, Alfred J. Struggle for the Eurasian borderlands.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 420 pages)
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Summary "Conceived as a sequel to The Struggle for the Eurasian Borderlands, this book radically shifts the focus away from a comparison of the centuries' old competition among multi-cultural conquest empires for hegemony in Eurasia to the Soviet Union, the central player in the renewal of that contest in the first half of the twentieth century. Many of the issues remain the same, but the cast of characters has changed. The Soviet Union was heir to much of the territory of the Russian Empire and many of its problems both foreign and domestic flowed from that hard won inheritance. But its response was radically different. Its new leaders were engaged in transforming its foreign policy as part of re-building of a multi-national state. From the outset they were obliged to enter into complex and often contradictory relations with a ring of smaller and weaker successor states, constituting the new borderlands, which had replaced the rival empires all along their frontiers. In many cases these borderland states were allies or clients of the major powers and perceived by the Soviet government as hostile or threatening"--Provided by publisher.
Note Includes index.
Contents Stalin : man of the borderlands -- Borderlands in civil war and intervention -- The borderland thesis: The West -- The borderland thesis: The East -- Stalin in command -- Borderlands on the eve -- Civil wars in the borderlands -- War aims: The outer perimeter -- War aims: The inner perimeter -- Friendly governments in the outer perimeter -- Conclusion: A transient hegemony.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781139696890 (electronic bk.)
1139696890 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 927149246
Additional Format Print version: Rieber, Alfred J. Stalin and the struggle for supremacy in Eurasia 9781107074491 (DLC) 2015012672 (OCoLC)907931421.

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