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The Great Patriotic War in Soviet and Post-Soviet Collective Memory  

Roger D. Markwick

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
World War II has never ended for the citizens of the former Soviet Union. Nearly 27 million Soviet citizens died in the course of what Joseph Stalin declared to be the Great Patriotic War, ... More

Interwar, War, Postwar: Was there a Zero Hour in 1945?  

Richard Overy

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
When World War II ended in Europe, many assumed that the sheer level of destruction, hatred, and fear unleashed by the conflict would produce a Europe even worse than the one they recalled ... More

The Military  

David R. Stone

Print publication date:
Jan 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter examines the military history of the Cold War. It explains that most military activities during this period were focused on apocalyptic nuclear war which never came and that ... More

Societies at War, 1914–1918  

Stefan Goebel

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May 2016
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Aug 2015
This essay explores how Europeans experienced the First World War. Consent in wartime was generated from the bottom up rather than choreographed by the state. Civil society and commercial ... More

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