Famine Politics in Maoist China and the Soviet Union Felix Wemheuer

ISBN: 9780300195811

Published: August 26th 2014

Hardcover

344 pages


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Famine Politics in Maoist China and the Soviet Union  by  Felix Wemheuer

Famine Politics in Maoist China and the Soviet Union by Felix Wemheuer
August 26th 2014 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 344 pages | ISBN: 9780300195811 | 4.12 Mb

During the twentieth century, 80 percent of all famine victims worldwide died in China and the Soviet Union. In this rigorous and thoughtful study, Felix Wemheuer analyzes the historical and political roots of these socialist-era famines, in whichMoreDuring the twentieth century, 80 percent of all famine victims worldwide died in China and the Soviet Union.

In this rigorous and thoughtful study, Felix Wemheuer analyzes the historical and political roots of these socialist-era famines, in which overambitious industrial programs endorsed by Stalin and Mao Zedong created greater disasters than those suffered under prerevolutionary regimes.Focusing on famine as a political tool, Wemheuer systematically exposes how conflicts about food among peasants, urban populations, and the socialist state resulted in the starvation death of millions. A major contribution to Chinese and Soviet history, this provocative analysis examines the long-term effects of the great famines on the relationship between the state and its citizens and argues that the lessons governments learned from the catastrophes enabled them to overcome famine in their later decades of rule.



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