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Stalin and Europe: Imitation and Domination, 1928-1953

Timothy Snyder and Ray Brandon


The Soviet Union was the largest state in the world, but its repressive power and terrible ambition were on display most clearly in Europe. Under the leadership of Joseph Stalin, from 1928 to 1953, the Soviet Union transformed itself and then all of the European countries with which it came into contact. Stalinism involved the self-colonization of the Soviet Union in order to create a modern state; it unleashed a mass terror against Soviet peasants and workers of all nationalities in order to prepare for a coming war; it successfully mobilized that same population for war against Nazi Germany; ... More

Keywords: Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, collectivization, terror, Second World War, Sovietization, resistance, economic exploitation, Holocaust, Cold War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199945566
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945566.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy Snyder, editor
Yale University

Ray Brandon, editor