Lithuania 1940 : Revolution from above (On the Boundary of Two Worlds: Identity, Freedom, and Moral Imagination in the Baltics)

Lithuania 1940 : Revolution from above (On the Boundary of Two Worlds: Identity, Freedom, and Moral Imagination in the Baltics)

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  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9789042022256
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In June 1940, as Nazi troops marched into Paris, the Soviet Red Army marched into Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia; seven weeks later, the USSR Supreme Soviet ratified the Soviet takeover of these states. For half a century, Soviet historians insisted that the three republics had voluntarily requested incorporation into the Soviet Union. Now it has become possible to examine the events of that tumultuous time more carefully.Alfred Erich Senn, the author of books on the formation of the Lithuanian state in 1918-1920 and on the reestablishment of that independence in 1988-1991, has produced a fascinating account of the Soviet takeover, juxtaposing a picture of the disintegration and collapse of the old regime with the Soviets' imposition of a new order. Discussing the historiography and the living memory of the events, he uses the image of a "shell game" that focused attention on the work of a supposedly "non-communist" government while in the hothouse conditions of military occupation Moscow undermined the state's independent institutions and introduced a revolution from above.

Table of Contents

Introduction                                       1
I. The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact 7
II. The Vilnius Complex 27
III. A Trojan Horse? 49
IV. An Uncertain Winter 65
V. The Soviet Invasion 85
VI. The Refugee 103
VII. Moscow's Proconsul 119
VIII. The People's Government 135
IX. From Underground 151
X. "The Moor Can Go" 169
XI. The Class Struggle 185
XII. The Elections 205
XIII. Sovietization 225
XIV. The Balance Sheet 243
Notes 255
Index 287