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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
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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
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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

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777950
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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
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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
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
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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

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
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9780191868832
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198830771.001.0001
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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
2. Non-states

2. Non-states  

Paul Wilkinson

in International Relations: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191775352
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801579.003.0003
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9780192801579
‘Non-states’ looks at the influence of non-state organizations and phenomena on international relations. Religion can be a more powerful identifier for people than the state, and can ... More
4. Persecution and resurrection

4. Persecution and resurrection  

A. Edward Siecienski

in Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780190883300
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10.1093/actrade/9780190883270.003.0004
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9780190883270
The Orthodox church continued to suffer persecution through the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In Russia, Tsar Peter the Great decreed a new system of church governance, with the ... More
Socialism: A Very Short Introduction

Socialism: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Newman

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775949
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804310.001.0001
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9780192804310
Socialism: A Very Short Introduction sets out to answer questions such as: What is socialism? Does it have a future, or has it become an outdated ideology in the twenty-first ... More
Introduction: I read the news today …

Introduction: I read the news today …  

Stephen Howe

in Empire: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775536
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802231.003.0001
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9780192802231
A great deal of the world's history is the history of empires. Indeed it could be said that all history is imperial — or colonial — history, if one takes a broad enough definition and goes ... 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
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9780191777769
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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
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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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chapter
ISBN: 
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

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