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HIST 222 - Decline and Fall of the Soviet Union and the Resurgence of Russia


FDR: HU
Credits: 3

Note: Completion of HIST 102 is recommended but not required. This course analyzes the reasons for the decline of the Soviet Union commencing in the latter part of the Brezhnev era and its collapse under the weight of the failed reforms of Gorbachev. It further traces the fragmentation of the USSR into 15 republics and the simultaneous devolution of authority within the Russian Republic under Yeltsin. The course concludes with the remarkable reassertion of state power under Putin up to the present. Students write an essay assessing the Yeltsin transition and engage in a class debate at the end of the term on the prospects for Russia's future. Bidlack.




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