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 strength appeared at its top and lengthening. dwelling criteria have been emerging, the Soviet Union used to be a nuclear energy and winning in its house missions, and the Soviet Union's impact reached into all a part of the area. but, as this booklet, which gives a complete review and reassessment of Brezhnev’s existence, early political occupation and profession as chief, indicates, the seeds of decline have been sown in Brezhnev's time. there has been a major over-commitment of assets to the Soviet industrial-military complicated and to hugely pricey overseas coverage overstretch. while there has been a failure to convey on voters' emerging expectancies, and an overconfident ignoring of dissidents and their calls for. The e-book can be of significant curiosity to Russian experts, and likewise to students of diplomacy and international 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