Flashpoint Poland - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080246383, 9781483189239

Flashpoint Poland

1st Edition

Pergamon Policy Studies on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe

Authors: George Blazynski
eBook ISBN: 9781483189239
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 440
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Flashpoint Poland details Poland’s situation during the 70s. The title examines how wartime and postwar events have contributed to the formation of the Poland’s attitudes and to the situation during Edward Gierek’s time. The text chronicles the various events during the 70s contemporary Poland, along the various diplomatic, social, and economic concerns. The book will be of great interest to political scientists, sociologists, economists, and historians.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction: A Look Back in Anger List of Abbreviations Part I: Gierek's "Miracle": December 1970-June 1976 1 Gomulka's Legacy 2 One Week that Shook the Communist World: December 1970 3 A Year of Agonizing Reappraisals: 1971 4 Forward with Gierek: 1971-1975 5 Foreign Policy: 1971-1977 6 From Boom to Reality: December 1975 7 The Growing Social Tension: 1975-June 1976 Part II: The Fulcrum of Poland's Fate 8 One Friday in June 1976 9 Events Speak for Themselves: June 1976-March 1977 10 The Economic Necessity 11 Who Rules the Country 12 After June: Confusion 13 New Measures: Who is Leading Whom 14 Gierek: Prisoner of the System 15 Playing for Time: 1977-March 1979 16 The Pope from Poland: Has History Smiled on Poles Part III: Conclusion 17 Testing the Limits of the Possible Notes Selected Bibliography Index About the Author


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