Flashpoint Poland

Flashpoint Poland

Pergamon Policy Studies on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Author: George Blazynski
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483189239

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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


    Selected Bibliography


    About the Author

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  • No. of pages: 440
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483189239

About the Author

George Blazynski

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