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HIST 4853 Russia and the Cold War (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

A survey of twentieth century foreign relations and military history under successive Russian leaders from Lenin to Putin, with particular emphasis on the period after World War II. Topics to be covered include the Russian Revolution and its challenge to the international order, the two World Wars, the Cold War, the nuclear arms race, Dtente, the fall of Communism and disintegration of the USSR, withdrawal from Eastern Europe, the two Chechen Wars, and Putin's efforts to emerge from Russia's crisis and diplomatic isolation via Entente with China, the U.S., and NATO in the new War Against Terrorism.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Roberta Manning

Prerequisites: History Core

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Last Updated: 22-Feb-14