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HIST 4374. EAST CENTRAL EUROPE IN THE AGE OF EXTREMES. 3 Hours.

Examination of political and social upheavals in East-Central Europe during the "short" twentieth century (1914-1991): Russian revolutions, left- and right-wing dictatorships and mass murder; the two world wars, communist takeover and half-century-long struggle between societies and the party-states culminating in the revolutions of 1989 and the breakup of the Soviet empire.