MA (Master of Arts)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Henry J. Antkiewicz
Stephen G. Fritz, Michelle L. Crumley
The postwar Soviet Union remained militarized and failed to reform itself because of its ideological concerns against the West and its new satellite states, all at the cost of the Soviet people. This analysis will compare the Soviet government’s external focus and the Soviet people’s domestic problems in the aftermath of the Second World War. The country’s ideological, military, and imperial concerns abroad emphasized militarization over domestic revitalization. The Soviet people widely expected significant action from their government to remedy economic and political issues. The Soviet government nevertheless committed itself in focusing on outside concerns regardless of the harsh reality of everyday postwar society.
Thesis - unrestricted
Cecconi, Shawn, "The Hope for Peace & the Case for War in the Postwar Soviet Union" (2022). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 4025. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/4025
Copyright by Shawn Cecconi.