By Ivan T. Berend
As waves of modernization swept over Europe, the fewer constructed nations at the outer edge attempted with very little luck to mimic Western capitalism and liberalism. as an alternative they remained, as Berend indicates, rural, agrarian societies remarkable for the tenacious survival of feudal and aristocratic associations. In that context of frustration and unhappiness, uprising was once inevitable. Berend leads the reader skillfully in the course of the maze of social, cultural, monetary, and political adjustments in Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Austria, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and the Soviet Union, exhibiting how each course led to dictatorship and despotism via the beginning of worldwide battle II.
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Decades of Crisis: Central and Eastern Europe before World War II by Ivan T. Berend