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Contents List of Maps ix Preface xi List of Acronyms xv INTRODUCTION 1 References, 4 1 SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND REVOLUTIONS 7 Revolutionary Movements: Critical Factors, 10 Revolutions That Failed 18 Theories of Revolution, 22 Summary, 25 References and Further Readings , 26 2 THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTIONS AND EASTERN EUROPE 29 Geography and Population, 29 The Setting for Revolution, 30 The Russian Social Democratic Party, 33 The Attempted Revolution of 1905, 36 The Revolutions of 1917, 38 Assessing the Bolshevik Seizure of Power, 43 The Civil War, 45 Leadership Struggle, 46 The Soviet Union Under Stalin, 48 The Russian Revolution: Long-Term Consequences, 50 The Soviet Union and Revolution in Eastern Europe, 52 The Solidarity Movement and the Roots of Conflict in Post-Communist Party States The Disintegration of the Soviet Union Russian Economic and Political Trends Corruption Health and Related Issues The Disintegration of Yugoslavia and the Tragedy of Bosnia, 61 Summary and Analysis, 65 Russian Revolutions: Chronology of Major Events, 67 References and Further Readings 67 Selected DVD, Film, or Videocassette Documentaries 3 REVOLUTION IN CHINA 73 Geography and Population, 74 Social and Historical Settings for Revolution, 74 The Development of the Republican Movement, 80 Civil War in China, 89 The People's Republic of China: 1949-1990, 95 The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution: 1966-1968, 101 Post-1978 Reforms, 103 The 1989 Prodemocracy Demonstrations, 104 China's Economic and Political Systems in the 1990s, 107 China's Economic Success Relative to the Former USSR, 108 Morality and the Future of the Chinese Revolution, 111 China's Progress, Problems, Policies, and Plans for the Future Summary and Analysis, 113 Chinese Revolution: Chronology of Major Events, 115 References and Further Readings , 115 Selected DVD, Film, or Videocassette Documentaries, 118 4 THE VIETNAMESE REVOLUTION 119 Geography and Population, 119 Early Cultural and Political Characteristics, 120 French Conquest, 121 The French Impact on Vietnam, 122 Resistance to French Rule, 128 The Impact of World War II, 136 Insurrection, 138 The French Indochina War: 1946-1954, 142 The 1954 Geneva Accords on Indochina, 144 U.S. Involvement in Vietnam: 1954-1975, 145 Aftermath and Related Developments, 154 Summary and Analysis, 160 Vietnamese Revolution: Chronology of Major Events, 163 References and Further Readings, 164 Selected DVD, Film, or Videocassette Documentaries, 165 5 THE CUBAN REVOLUTION 167 Geography and Population, 168 Prerevolutionary Political History, 169 Economy and Social Classes, 175 Revolution, 178 Revolutionary Cuba, 184 U.S. Reactions to the Revolution, 186 Cuba and Revolution in Latin America and Africa, 190 Cuba and Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution, and the Democratic Shift to the Left in Latin America Cuban Economy and Political System, 196 Summary and Analysis, 199 Cuban Revolution: Chronology of Major Events, 201 References and Further Readings, 201 Selected Films and Videocassettes, 203 6 REVOLUTION IN NICARAGUA 205 Geography and Population, 205 Nicaragua Before the Revolution, 206 The Revolution, 213 Postrevolutionary Government, Changes, and Conflicts, 218 U.S. and World Reactions to the Revolution, 224 1989 Peace Agreement and 1990 Election, 231 Nicaragua in the 1990s, 234 Why Were Republican Administrations So Hostile? 236 Nicaragua After the Violeta Chamorro Presidency Summary and Analysis, 238 Nicaraguan Revolution: Chronology of Major Events, 240 References and Further Readings, 240 Selected DVD, Film, or Videocassette Documentaries, 242 7 THE IRANIAN REVOLUTION AND ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISM 245 Geography and Population, 246 National Culture, 246 The Qajar Dynasty and Foreign Influence, 248 The Pahlavi Dynasty, 250 The Setting for Revolution, 264 The Revolutionary Process, 266 Revolutionary Iran, 271 Iran After Khomeini, 278 Iran and the Gulf War, 280 Iran and Islamic Revolution Elsewhere, 282 Iran, Afghanistan, the War on Terror, and the U.S. Led Invasion and Occupation of Iraq Summary and Analysis, 284 Iranian Revolution: Chronology of Major Events, 288 References and Further Readings, 288 Selected DVD, Film, or Videocassette Documentaries, 290 8 ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENTS Historical Background of Islamic Fundamentalism Fundamentalism, Millenarianism and Revolutionary Potential in Shia Islam Contemporary Revolutionary Fundamentalism in Sunna Islam: Hamas, Al Qaeda, Taliban Hamas of Palestine Al Qaeda and Transnational Revolution Taliban of Afghanistan The War In Iraq Iraq War: Nationalist Insurgents Iraq War: Sunni Islamic Insurgents Iraq War: Shia Fundamentalists Iraq War: The Future of Iraq? Summary and Analysis Islamic Revolutionary Movements: Chronology of Major Events References and Further Readings Selected DVD, Film, or Videocassette Documentaries 9 SOUTH AFRICA 291 Geography and Population, 291 Dutch and British Colonization, 292 The Union of South Africa, 295 The Apartheid State, 298 Changes in the Apartheid System, 300 Opposition to Apartheid, 303 Counterinsurgency Strategies of the Regime in the 1980s, 315 Reforming Apartheid, 317 The Dismantling of Apartheid, 320 South Africa After Apartheid: Economy, Aids, Crime, and Politics Summary and Analysis, 324 South Africa: Chronology of Major Events, 327 References and Further Readings, 328 Selected DVD, Film, or Videocassette Documentaries 331 10 CONCLUSIONS 333 Some Comparisons Among the Case Studies, 333 Inadequacies in the Theories of Revolution, 336 Revolutions of the Future? 338 References and Further Readings Rental Sources 341 About the Book and Author 343 Index 345
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Revolutions -- Case studies.
World politics -- 20th century.
World politics -- 21st century.