By Thomas Crump
Leonid Brezhnev used to be chief of the Soviet Union from 1964-1982, an extended interval than the other Soviet chief except Stalin. in the course of Brezhnev’s time Soviet energy appeared at its peak and lengthening. dwelling criteria have been emerging, the Soviet Union used to be a nuclear strength and profitable in its house missions, and the Soviet Union's effect reached into all a part of the area. but, as this ebook, which supplies a accomplished evaluate and reassessment of Brezhnev’s existence, early political occupation and occupation as chief, exhibits, the seeds of decline have been sown in Brezhnev's time. there has been a tremendous over-commitment of assets to the Soviet industrial-military advanced and to vastly dear overseas coverage overstretch. even as there has been a failure to bring on voters' emerging expectancies, and an overconfident ignoring of dissidents and their calls for. The e-book can be of serious curiosity to Russian experts, and in addition to students of diplomacy and global history.
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Brezhnev and the Decline of the Soviet Union (Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe) by Thomas Crump