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4. First years of the People's Republic

4. First years of the People's Republic  

Delia Davin

in Mao: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191777967
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588664.003.0004
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9780199588664
‘First years of the People's Republic’ investigates the early period of Mao's rule of China. Mao had considerable, but not absolute, power. He sought an alliance with the Soviet Union, but ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Stephen Lovell

in The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777165
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.003.0008
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9780199238484
The ‘Conclusion’ looks to the future of historical investigation of the Soviet Union. A more sustained engagement with later Soviet civilization is needed. Changes in the Soviet order apart ... More
Introduction: questions and approaches

Introduction: questions and approaches  

Stephen Lovell

in The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777165
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.003.0001
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9780199238484
The ‘Introduction’ sets out the issues to consider when studying Soviet history. A chronological approach to the Soviet Union gives a definite narrative shape to Soviet history, but this ... More
7. Communist revolutions: Russia, China, and Cuba

7. Communist revolutions: Russia, China, and Cuba  

Jack A. Goldstone

in Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2013
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Jan 2014
eISBN: 
9780199375271
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199858507.003.0007
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9780199858507
‘Communist revolutions: Russia, China, and Cuba’ describes the wave of Karl Marx-inspired communist revolutions that swept through the mainly agrarian states outside of Europe. The Russian ... More
9. Stimuli and responses: seeing and feeling ideology

9. Stimuli and responses: seeing and feeling ideology  

Michael Freeden

in Ideology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775673
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802811.003.0009
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9780192802811
Ideology has been dealt with as it is found in written and spoken languages but in ‘Stimuli and responses: seeing and feeling ideologies’ three further themes are introduced. Firstly, ... More
4. The night Stalin and Churchill divided Europe

4. The night Stalin and Churchill divided Europe  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777950
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588503.003.0004
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9780199588503
‘The night Stalin and Churchill divided Europe’ discusses the important meeting between Josef Stalin and Winston Churchill in Moscow on 9 October 1944, when they agreed a plan for the ... More
5. The Republic besieged

5. The Republic besieged  

Helen Graham

in The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775864
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803771.003.0005
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9780192803771
As time passed, the Republic had to deal with an increasingly well-equipped enemy supplied with resources from German and Italian factories. The policy of Non-Intervention did not prevent ... More
7. The rise and fall of superpower detente, 1968–79

7. The rise and fall of superpower detente, 1968–79  

Robert McMahon

in The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775413
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801784.003.0007
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9780192801784
During the 1970s the Cold War experienced a change in pace, as world leaders sought to stabilize international affairs. ‘The rise and fall of superpower detente, 1968–79’ covers detente ... More
3. Arguing: the political conversation

3. Arguing: the political conversation  

Tony Wright

in British Politics: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
May 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778339
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199661107.003.0003
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9780199661107
‘Arguing: the Political Conversation’ examines how the conduct of politics has changed since the Second World War. The traditional division between left and right in British politics had in ... More
4. From colony to competing states

4. From colony to competing states  

Michael J. Seth

in Korea: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
eISBN: 
9780191868832
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198830771.003.0005
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9780198830771
As the Second World War came to an end, most Koreans hoped that their nation would be an independent and prosperous state. ‘From colony to competing states’ shows that, instead, events took ... More
Korea: A Very Short Introduction

Korea: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael J. Seth

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Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
eISBN: 
9780191868832
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198830771.001.0001
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book
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9780198830771
Having spent centuries in the shadows of its neighbours China and Japan, Korea is now the object of considerable interest. Korea: A Very Short Introduction explores the history, culture, ... More
6. Globalizing south, inward north

6. Globalizing south, inward north  

Michael J. Seth

in Korea: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
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9780191868832
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198830771.003.0007
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9780198830771
‘Globalizing south, inward north’ shows that from the 1980s the two Koreas grew further apart, economically, politically, and culturally. Few states moved faster from poverty to ‘developed’ ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Gerard L. Weinberg

in World War II: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191781292
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688777.003.0010
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9780199688777
The ‘Conclusion’ shows how the world was changed forever by World War II, during which around sixty million people had been killed, the majority of them civilians. There were huge losses in ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Geoffrey Hosking

in Russian History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777769
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199580989.003.0009
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9780199580989
‘The Conclusion’ reviews the successes and weaknesses of Russia through its various incarnations from the Muscovite state to the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet era. ... More
3. A choice between the quick and the dead

3. A choice between the quick and the dead  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
eISBN: 
9780191793448
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198727231.003.0003
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9780198727231
At the beginning of the nuclear age, there were no rules, no non-proliferation norms, no concepts of nuclear deterrence, and no taboo against using such weapons. ‘A choice between the quick ... More
7. Reflections on the Atomic Age

7. Reflections on the Atomic Age  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
eISBN: 
9780191793448
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198727231.003.0007
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9780198727231
Does the spread of nuclear weapons make the world safer or more dangerous? ‘Reflections on the Atomic Age’ considers this debate's relevance now and in the future. The clarity of the Cold ... More
1. What are nuclear weapons?

1. What are nuclear weapons?  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
eISBN: 
9780191793448
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198727231.003.0001
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9780198727231
Atomic energy is the source of power for both nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons. This energy comes from the fission or fusion of atoms. ‘What are nuclear weapons?’ explains how a nuclear ... More
4. Race for the H-bomb

4. Race for the H-bomb  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
eISBN: 
9780191793448
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198727231.003.0004
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9780198727231
In September 1949, Clement Atlee announced that an atomic explosion had occurred in the Soviet Union, which signalled America’s atomic monopoly was over sooner than expected. ‘Race for the ... More
8. Democracy in Africa

8. Democracy in Africa  

Ian Taylor

in African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191844140
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.003.0008
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chapter
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9780198806578
Modern Africa’s first formalized liberal democracies came with various legislatures left behind by the colonialists. Yet soon after independence, most new African leaders enforced their own ... More
9. The EU and the rest of Europe

9. The EU and the rest of Europe  

Simon Usherwood and John Pinder

in The European Union: A Very Short Introduction (4th edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
eISBN: 
9780191846601
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198808855.003.0009
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chapter
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9780198808855
A most impressive aspect of the EU project has been its ability to develop and expand from a small group of relatively similar states in Western Europe into an EU of much greater width and ... More

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