Department of History: In print or prospect | Sheila Fitzpatrick
Sheila Fitzpatrick | University of Sydney
In Print or Prospect | Writing the Shortest History of the Soviet Union
As of 1980, the Soviet Union under Leonid Brezhnev could congratulate itself on reaching a safe harbour of calm, relative prosperity and international recognition after half a century of war and turmoil following the Bolshevik Revolution of October 1917. Scarcely more than a decade later, without a shot fired, the Soviet Union abruptly ceased to exist. Whatever happened? This is the question I set out to answer in The Shortest History.
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