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Revolution from Abroad : The Soviet Conquest of Poland's Western Ukraine and Western Belorussia - Expanded Edition - Jan T. Gross

Revolution from Abroad

The Soviet Conquest of Poland's Western Ukraine and Western Belorussia - Expanded Edition

Paperback Published: 12th May 2002
ISBN: 9780691096032
Number Of Pages: 424

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Jan Gross describes the terrors of the Soviet occupation of the lands that made up eastern Poland between the two world wars: the Western Ukraine and Western Belorussia. His lucid analysis of the revolution that came to Poland from abroad is based on hundreds of first-hand accounts of the hardship, suffering, and social chaos that accompanied the Sovietization of this poorest section of a poverty-stricken country. Woven into the author's exploration of events from the Soviet's German-supported aggression against Poland in September of 1939 to Germany's attack on the Soviet Union in June 1941, these testimonies not only illuminate his conclusions about the nature of totalitarianism but also make a powerful statement of their own. Those who endured the imposition of Soviet rule and mass deportations to forced resettlement, labor camps, and prisons of the Soviet Union are here allowed to speak for themselves, and they do so with grim effectiveness.

"[This] work is most welcome... [A] detailed and fascinating case study... [It] should be read by all students of Soviet history, sociology, and government."--Anna M. Cienciala, American Historical Review "The detailed personal testimony on the killings, incarcerations, and deportations, and on Soviet policy in action is ... convincing as well as dramatic and chilling."--Foreign Affairs

List of Illustrationsp. xi
Preface to the Expanded Editionp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Introductionp. 3
Conquestp. 17
Electionsp. 71
The Paradigm of Social Controlp. 114
Socializationp. 125
Prisonsp. 144
Deportationsp. 187
Epilogue: the Spoiler Statep. 225
Historiographical Supplement: a Tangled Webp. 241
Abbreviationsp. 289
Notesp. 291
Bibliographyp. 375
Index of Names and Placesp. 383
Subject Indexp. 391
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ISBN: 9780691096032
ISBN-10: 0691096031
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 12th May 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.39  x 2.74
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised