White Siberia: The Politics of Civil War

White Siberia: The Politics of Civil War

by Pereira

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Overview

Pereira argues that the White counter-revolution failed in Siberia because of the political weakness of the anti-Soviet governments vying for power in the region and especially because of their policies toward the Siberian peasantry. He highlights similarities and differences among their constitutional programs and ideologies, paying particular attention to the Kolchak government as the chief anti-Bolshevik force in the region. Through his analysis of the conflict Pereira attempts to determine whether parliamentary democracy stood any real chance under the extraordinary circumstances or whether it was, as the Bolsheviks alleged, merely window-dressing hiding the real agenda of counter-revolution by military means and restoration of the ancien régime.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780773513495
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 11/23/1995
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: (w) x (h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 1660L (what's this?)

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