Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Geoffrey Swain, Nigel Swain
    Pages 1-11
  3. Geoffrey Swain, Nigel Swain
    Pages 12-32
  4. Geoffrey Swain, Nigel Swain
    Pages 33-55
  5. Geoffrey Swain, Nigel Swain
    Pages 56-76
  6. Geoffrey Swain, Nigel Swain
    Pages 77-100
  7. Geoffrey Swain, Nigel Swain
    Pages 101-126
  8. Geoffrey Swain, Nigel Swain
    Pages 127-158
  9. Geoffrey Swain, Nigel Swain
    Pages 159-188
  10. Geoffrey Swain, Nigel Swain
    Pages 189-222
  11. Geoffrey Swain, Nigel Swain
    Pages 223-226
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 227-255

About this book

Introduction

This book puts into context the unsuccessful socialist experiment in Eastern Europe. The first half concentrates on the years 1945-56, when the options for Eastern Europe were not entirely closed, and considers the period of non-Soviet socialism, the process of Soviet take over and the hope and despair of 1956. Thereafter the author discusses the economic failure of what was termed 'actually existing socialism', the optimism of reform in the 1960s fading to the neo-Stalinist triumph of the 1970s, and the economic and political stagnation which caused the collapse of socialism in Eastern Europe.

Keywords

chronology communism Europe revolution socialism

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-22656-6
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1993
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-54544-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-22656-6
  • About this book