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HIST 4843 Eastern and East Central Europe during the Short Twentieth Century (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course explores the turbulent and violent history of Eastern and East Central Europe during the short twentieth century (from 1918 to 1994). Its goal is to give students a comparative international perspective of the different historical evolutions of Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Yugoslavia from the end of World War I to the collapse of Communism and the breakup of Yugoslavia. We will focus on the following topics: the rise of fascism; World War II; the Holocaust; the adoption of the Soviet model; the impact of Stalinism; the collapse of communism; and finally, the civil war in Yugoslavia.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Balazs Szelenyi

Prerequisites: History Core

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Last Updated: 22-Feb-14