Soviet Power and Policy

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port to this defense by all the means in their power. The Communist Parties must adopt this line of policy in regard to all oppressed nations.38


Soviet Expansion by Regions

Applying the strategy and tactics described above, the Kremlin is attempting to obtain control first, of the regions along the Russian perimeter and eventually of the world. All the regions around the Soviet Union are in a state of flux and disequilibrium primarily because of the dislocations caused by World War II. The United States is vitally concerned with these regions because American-Soviet relations in the years to come will be determined not by the direct relations of the two powers but by indirect relations: by the conflicting interests of the United States and Soviet Russia in eastern and western Europe, the Near and Middle East, China, Japan, and Southeast Asia.

To some extent Soviet Russia pursues different policies toward diverse areas. The regions are also dissimilar in their relationship to Soviet Russia; eastern Europe and China are under the domination of the Kremlin while other regions are still independent. In spite of these differences, the succeeding chapters will discuss the regions around Soviet Russia in terms of a single outline so that a perspective can be gained of the outward shift of Soviet power, as follows: The characteristics of the region; its geographic and strategic position in relation to Soviet Russia; the aims and motives of Soviet Russia in regard to it; Soviet methods and levers of operation for gaining control of the region; and conditions favorable or unfavorable to the Kremlin's intentions.


NOTES TO THE TEXT
1
Joseph Stalin, Foundations of Leninisin ( New York: International Publishers, 1939), pp. 88-111.
4
Nikolay Lenin, "Left-Wing" Communism: An Infantile Disorder ( New York: International Publishers, 1934), p. 81.
7
Stalin, Foundations of Leninism, p. 92.
10
Stalin, Problems of Leninism ( New York: International Publishers, 1934), p. 85.
11
Lenin, "Left-Wing" Communism, pp. 48-58.
12
Stalin, Foundations of Leninism, p. 104.
13
Lenin, "Left-Wing" Communism, pp. 71-72.
15
Speech by Stalin, February 9, 1946. U. S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, National and International Movements, "The Strategy and Tactics of World Communism" Supplement I, "One Hundred Years of Communism, 1848- 1948" ( Washington: Government Printing Office, 1948), p. 174.

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Table of contents

  • The Authors ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • Part One - Background of Soviet Power 1
  • Chapter 1 - The Success of Kremlin Policy 3
  • Notes to the Text 23
  • Selected Bibliography 24
  • Part Two - Soviet Power 27
  • Chapter 2 - Lands and Resources Lands 29
  • Notes to the Text 53
  • Selected Bibliography 53
  • Chapter 3 - Characteristics of the Population 55
  • Notes to the Text 76
  • Selected Bibliography 78
  • Chapter 4 - Economic Development 81
  • Notes to the Text 111
  • Selected Bibliography 112
  • Chapter 5 - Transportation 114
  • Notes to the Text 144
  • Selected Bibliography 146
  • Chapter 6 - Political and Administrative Structure 147
  • Notes to the Text 173
  • Selected Bibliography 173
  • Chapter 7 - Ideology 176
  • Notes to the Text 203
  • Selected Bibliography 203
  • Chapter 8 - Education 206
  • Notes to the Text 224
  • Selected Bibliography 225
  • Chapter 9 - System of Controls 228
  • Notes to the Text 264
  • Selected Bibliography 265
  • Chapter 10 - Armed Forces 268
  • Notes to the Text 300
  • Selected Bibliography 301
  • Chapter 11 - Communist Parties and the Communist International 303
  • Notes to the Text 332
  • Selected Bibliography 333
  • Chapter 12 - Foreign Trade The Organization of Foreign Trade 335
  • Notes to the Text 365
  • Selected Bibliography 366
  • Chapter 13 - Foreign Policy 370
  • Notes to the Text 390
  • Selected Bibliography 391
  • Part Three - Soviet Expansion in Eurasia 393
  • Chapter 14 - Strategy and Tactics of Expansion 395
  • Notes to the Text 416
  • Selected Bibliography 417
  • Chapter 15 - Western Europe 419
  • Notes to the Text 441
  • Selected Bibliography 441
  • Chapter 16 - Eastern Europe 444
  • Notes to the Text 464
  • Selected Bibliography 465
  • Chapter 17 - The Near and Middle East 468
  • Notes to the Text 493
  • Selected Bibliography 495
  • Chapter 18 - Southeast Asia 498
  • Notes to the Text 532
  • Selected Bibliography 533
  • Chapter 19 - Northeast Asia 536
  • Notes to the Text 562
  • Selected Bibliography 563
  • Part Four - The Sovíet Uníon and the United States 565
  • Chapter 20 - Geopolitical Positions 567
  • Notes to the Text 586
  • Selected Bibliography 587
  • Index 589
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