Accession Number : ADA242687


Title :   Area Handbook Series: Soviet Union: A Country Study


Descriptive Note : 2nd edition,


Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC FEDERAL RESEARCH DIV


Personal Author(s) : Zickel, Raymond E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a242687.pdf


Report Date : May 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 1132


Abstract : This book deals with the union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). It describes and analyzes its political, economic social, and national security systems and institutions, and examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors. It is written by a multidisciplinary team of social scientists. The authors seek to provide a basic understanding of the observed society, striving for a dynamic rather than a static portrayal. Particular attention is devoted to the people who make up the society, their origin, dominant beliefs and values, their common interests and the issues on which they are divided, the nature and extent of their involvement with national institutions, and their attitudes toward each other and toward their social system and political order. Partial contents include- early history; last years of Tsardom; revolutions and civil war; new economic policy; industrialization and collectivization; reconstruction and cold war; physical environment and population (climate, topography, natural resources), nationalities and religions; social structure; education, health, social welfare; The Communist Party; government structure and functions; mass media and the arts; foreign policy; development of Soviet industries; industrial resources; industrial organization; machine building and metal working; metallurgy; chemicals; fuels (oil, natural gas, coal, uranium); agriculture; policy and administration; land use; transportation and communications; international trade, military doctrine, arms control, military strategy, political alliances and economics.


Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY , WARFARE , MILITARY STRATEGY , INDUSTRIES , POLICIES , POLITICAL SCIENCE , NATIONAL SECURITY , ENVIRONMENTS , ORGANIZATIONS , ECONOMICS , MILITARY DOCTRINE , CHEMICALS , PHYSICAL PROPERTIES , NATURAL RESOURCES , POLITICAL ALLIANCES , SHAPE , TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , POPULATION , FUELS , COLD WAR , HISTORY , CLIMATE , RESOURCES , ARMS CONTROL , INTERNATIONAL TRADE , OILS , LAND USE , HANDBOOKS , AGRICULTURE , CULTURE , POLITICAL PARTIES , COMMUNISM , URANIUM , MASS MEDIA , SOCIAL WELFARE , METALLURGY , COAL , NATURAL GAS , SOCIAL SCIENCES , SCIENTISTS , METALWORKING , USSR


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Humanities and History
      Geography
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Intelligence
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE