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HIS 383D HIS 383D. Communism in Eastern Europe. 3 Hours.

Same as Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 387 (Topic 3). Explore the complicated nature of communist rule in Eastern Europe in its many forms, from Poland in the North to Yugoslavia in the South. Examine the variety of lived experiences of citizens of Eastern Europe, from the imposition of communism in the region after World War II to the collapse of the system in 1989. Discuss the most recent scholarship on the region that ties regional developments to the broader Cold War context, and covers issues ranging from state-society dynamics, to religion, consumer culture, urban change, and collectivization. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: History 383J (Topic: Communism/ Eastern Europe), 383D, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 385 (Topic: Communism/ Eastern Europe), 387 (Topic: 3). Prerequisite: Graduate standing.