The End of Communism





Examines how and why communism collapsed in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Places the events of 1989/1991, usually considered sudden and shocking, within the political, economic, social, and cultural context of the surrounding decades (1970-2000). Considers both international and domestic factors, including the Cold War and the arms race; ideology and dissent; consumption and culture; oil, economics and the environment; nationalism and civil war; gender and health. Investigates the role of structural conditions and contingency in history. 


Additional Information:
Faculty: Terry Martin
Semester: Full Fall Term
Time: Monday/Wednesday, 1:30 - 2:45 pm
HIST 1281