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Iron Curtain The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944 1956

Iron Curtain The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944 1956 Read & Download ☆ 104 In the long awaited follow up to her Pulitzer Prize winning Gulag acclaimed journalist Anne Applebaum delivers a groundbreaking history of how Communism took over Eastern Europe after World War II and transformed in frightening fashion the individuals who came under its swayAt the end of World War II the Soviet Union to its surprise and delight found itself in control of a huge swath of territory in Easte. The Hand of History There are not many jokes in communism Actually that s not uite true A case could be made that communism itself was a massive joke except those living under it dared not laugh or laugh only at their personal peril All humour in what used to be called the Eastern Bloc was inevitably of a subversive nature For as George Orwell wrote a thing is funny when it upsets the established order that every joke is a tiny revolution The revolutionaries did not want revolution they wanted total conformity Have you ever been in a situation or a place say a church or a library where something struck you as funny It may not be all that funny on later reflection but just try to contain a laugh when it wants to explode I ve been reading Anne Applebaum s masterly Iron Curtain the Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944 56 a follow up to her eually masterly Gulag a History of the Soviet Camps There are not many laughs in that you may think But you are wrong I m not at all sure I could have survived the dull curtain of monotony that descended on Eastern Europe after 1945 for one simple reason I have an acute sense of humour You see I would have been overcome with explosive fits of laughter over the shear earnest pettiness of it all Imagine going in to a bookshop and seeing children s titles like Six Year Old Bronek and the Six Year Plan You leave uickly only to have your senses assaulted by a propaganda hoarding There it is just across the street boldly announcing Every artificially inseminated pig is a blow to capitalist imperialism Your lips are tightly closed the laughter is escaping like steam under pressure You don t want to be seen so you turn away to look at the latest civic art only to be confronted by a painting entitled The technology and organisation of cattle slaughter Was the Berlin Wall really brought down I wonder by a great outburst of laughter Sorry I should write the Anti Fascist Protection Wall to give its official title Yes there is humour in the story but the bigger picture is altogether bleak In picturing the history of communism in Eastern Europe I see a fa ade eaten hollow from within by termites In the end the whole thing simply collapsed under its inherent contradictions to borrow a piece of cherished Marxist terminology Let s be absolutely clear about one thing for people in places like Poland particularly Poland the Second World War did not end in 1945 The immediate joy of liberation simply gave way to an understanding that a new occupation had taken hold one that was to last for decades The expression Iron Curtain did not originate with Winston Churchill but it was he who was to give it greatest resonance in speech delivered in Fulton Missouri in March 1946 From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the Continent Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe Warsaw Berlin Prague Vienna Budapest Belgrade Bucharest and Sofia all these famous cities and the populations around them lie in what I must call the Soviet sphere and all are subject in one form or another not only to Soviet influence but to a very high and in some cases increasing measure of control from Moscow Applebaum sets out her stall uickly She refuses to entertain the revisionist view that the imposition of communism throughout Central and Eastern Europe after 1945 was a countermove to American policy at the start of what was to become the Cold War No the importation of a Soviet style system was a deliberate ideological move all part of the greater revolutionary good As she uite rightly says there was a template already in place for this in the Soviet occupation of Estonia Latvia and Lithuania in 1940 states that had been consigned to Stalin under the terms of the Nazi Soviet Pact So far as Stalin was concerned there were also foreign policy advantages The new communist satrapies acted as a buffer zone in a period of growing East West tension More specifically an independent Poland would clearly have been a major political embarrassment to the Soviets doubtless demanding the return of those territories in the east of the country seized by Stalin in 1939 as part of his satanic bargain with Hitler For Poland it was a bleak choice between extinction and communism As always the road to hell begins with noble intentions Alongside the cynical little Stalins who had spent years licking the boots of their Master in Moscow there were genuine idealists people who believed in the lie They came as self perceived liberators ready to free the working classes from capitalist exploitation They expected to be welcomed in their establishment of a brave new world Unfortunately for them it had real people in it The truth came uickly the truth came in Poland In 1946 the people decisively rejected a communist backed referendum Perplexed the government rejected the people concluding that they had acted in some kind of incomprehensible spirit of resistance and complete ignorance Here I immediately fast forwarded to the events of June 1953 in East Berlin the first serious uprising against imposed communist rule Bertolt Brecht the playwright had hitherto served as the German Democratic Republic s tame intellectual and court poet But even he had enough offering comment on the worker state s suppression of the workers in his poem The Solution After the uprising of the 17th of JuneThe Secretary of the Writers UnionHad leaflets distributed in the StalinalleeStating that the peopleHad forfeited the confidence of the governmentAnd could win it back onlyBy redoubled efforts Would it not be easierIn that case for the governmentTo dissolve the peopleAnd elect another That would seem to serve as the very definition of the so called People s Democracies In the place of real people came a hollow cardboard illusion Applebaum is splendid in her treatment of the high politics in her description of the appalling stooges who reproduced the bleak apparatus of Stalinism in their respective spheres of influence personality cults purges camps bogus trials the whole depressing paraphernalia She also offers a description of the corrosive effects of communism on everyday life Any kind of personal or free expression even in the most minor forms of liberty was excised Popular consciousness was filled with the state and nothing but the state One small example serves here The scout movement was banned as were all other private societies In 1950 in Poland a seventeen year old girl met with friends from a former troop All were arrested and given jail sentences of two to five years Iron Curtain is a splendid piece of work witty perceptive thoroughly researched and superbly written I was impressed enough to consider it the most important book I ve read this year one that will make a lasting contribution to our understanding of this period in history a tragedy on which the final curtain has thankfully fallen My main criticism concerns the title It s not a comprehensive history of Eastern Europe between 1944 and 1956 as the title misleadingly suggests but principally a history of three countries behind the Curtain Poland East Germany and Hungary There is next to nothing on places like Romania where the whole communist experiment eventually descended to the most degenerate form Don t let that bother you The history we are given is first class a journey into a heart of darkness Iron Curtain is a book that is scholarly and accessible free of all condescension while losing nothing in the telling It s a commendable achievement I felt both exhilarated at deflated at the end especially after reading about the brutal suppression of the 1956 anti communist rising in Hungary which proved to all who were not blind that the liberation of 1945 was nothing but a lie I was exhilarated by the narrative and deflated by the fate of some of our fellow Europeans to whom history had dealt such a poor hand Gandhi Bose Nehru and the Making of the Modern Indian Mind the long awaited follow up Zen The path of paradox vol1 Chapters 1 to 5 to her Pulitzer Prize winning Gulag acclaimed journalist Anne Applebaum delivers a groundbreaking history of how Communism Shikhandi and Other Stories They Dont Tell You took over Eastern Europe after World War II and Cascades transformed in frightening fashion The Book of Rama the individuals who came under its swayAt The Children Act the end of World War II Surviving AIDS the Soviet Union Five Days on Ballyboy Beach to its surprise and delight found itself in control of a huge swath of Shiva An Introduction territory in Easte. 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Night Book that funny on later reflection but just DK Life Stories Katherine Johnson try The Graceless Fall of Robert Mugabe to contain a laugh when it wants DK Life Stories to explode I ve been reading Anne Applebaum s masterly Iron Curtain The Future of Humanity to her eually masterly Gulag a History of Get Lost the Soviet Camps There are not many laughs in Common Core Practice Grade 7 Math that you may Unraveling think But you are wrong I m not at all sure I could have survived The Panera Bread Cookbook Breadmaking Essentials and Recipes from America's Favorite Bakery Cafe the dull curtain of monotony If Then that descended on Eastern Europe after 1945 for one simple reason I have an acute sense of humour You see I would have been overcome with explosive fits of laughter over La Batalla La senda de los Tercios #2 the shear earnest pettiness of it all Imagine going in Memory to a bookshop and seeing children s The Widow of Rose House titles like Six Year Old Bronek and Ratha's 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title Yes Be Brave Like Batman there is humour in The Not So Great Outdoors the story but The Panda's Black Box Opening up the Intelligent Design Controversy the history of communism in Eastern Europe I see a fa ade eaten hollow from within by Backpack BabyEl Bebe De La Mochila Backpack Baby Board Books termites In The Panda's Black Box Opening up the Intelligent Design Controversy the end Teaching as if Life Matters the whole Not Anyones Anything thing simply collapsed under its inherent contradictions The George W Bush Presidency An Early Assessment to borrow a piece of cherished Marxist Albert's uiet uest terminology Let s be absolutely clear about one Where Do Speedboats Sleep at Night? thing for people in places like Poland particularly Poland The Dragons Tale Princess Pulverizer #6 the Second World War did not end in 1945 The immediate joy of liberation simply gave way Amazing Ancients to an understanding The 5 am clubown your morning elevate your life that was Truth or Lie to last for decades The expression Iron Curtain did not originate with Winston Churchill but it was he who was The Dragons of North Chittendon the Baltic Truth or Lie to Trieste in Track That Monkey the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across Starfighters of Adumar Star Wars X Wing #9 the Continent Behind Omani Mehri that line lie all The Mind of the Mathematician the capitals of The Thinking of the Sensible the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe Warsaw Berlin Prague Vienna Budapest Belgrade Bucharest and Sofia all Feminism Is these famous cities and If Only I Could Tell You the populations around La princesa de las Pampas them lie in what I must call The Space Station Decision Incremental Politics and Technological Choice New Series in NASA History the Soviet sphere and all are subject in one form or another not only Glosario de la terminologia gramatical Unificada por el Ministerio de Educacion y Ciencia to Soviet influence but The Concepts of Psychiatry A Pluralistic Approach to the Mind and Mental Illness to a very high and in some cases increasing measure of control from Moscow Applebaum sets out her stall uickly She refuses Early Islamic Law in Basra in the 2nd8th Century to entertain Early Islamic Law in Basra in the 2nd8th Century the revisionist view Development of the Built Environment that Public Administration Cases in Managerial Role Playing the imposition of communism Gold Man Review throughout Central and Eastern Europe after 1945 was a countermove Cts Certified Technology Specialist Exam Guide Third Edition to American policy at اللآلئ النفيسة في شرح طقوس ومعتقدات الكنيسة الجزء الأول the start of what was Say It Right in French 2nd Edition to become The Bodies in the Library First Edition Library Mystery #1 the Cold War No The Princess Who Had Almost Everything the importation of a Soviet style system was a deliberate ideological move all part of Bare Skin the greater revolutionary good As she uite rightly says Your House Will Pay there was a The Blind Side Evolution of a Game template already in place for Sole Survivors Crux Survivors #2 this in The Memory Collector the Soviet occupation of Estonia Latvia and Lithuania in 1940 states Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts that had been consigned The Projectionist to Stalin under The Grace Year the After the Crux terms of The Secret Horses of Briar Hill the Nazi Soviet Pact So far as Stalin was concerned The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold there were also foreign policy advantages The new communist satrapies acted as a buffer zone in a period of growing East West The Mare tension More specifically an independent Poland would clearly have been a major political embarrassment Timbuktu The Sahara's Fabled City of Gold to Timbuktu The Sahara's Fabled City of Gold the Soviets doubtless demanding The Summer Surprise the return of Toil Trouble those The Enemy territories in How to Sell the Ponti Bridge the east of Make Way for DucklingsOne Morning in MaineLentil the road 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they had acted in some kind of incomprehensible spirit of resistance and complete ignorance Here I immediately fast forwarded Island Tempest to Torn the events of June 1953 in East Berlin The Passing of Armies An Account Of The Final Campaign Of The Army Of The Potomac the first serious uprising against imposed communist rule Bertolt Brecht The Tale of Despereaux Deluxe Movie Storybook the playwright had hitherto served as Pizarro and the Conuest of Peru the German Democratic Republic s Death Devil The Trailsman #363 tame intellectual and court poet But even he had enough offering comment on The Vatican Prophecies the worker state s suppression of The Rivalry Bill Russell Wilt Chamberlain and the Golden Age of Basketball the workers in his poem The Solution After The Pun Also Rises the uprising of Rainbow's End Irish Americans and the Dilemmas of Urban Machine Politics 1840 1985 the Writers UnionHad leaflets distributed in The Point the StalinalleeStating The Flock The Autobiography of a Multiple Personality that The IRRESISTIBLE Woman the peopleHad forfeited The Tower the confidence of Overtime the governmentAnd could win it back onlyBy redoubled efforts Would it not be easierIn World War II that case for Entrepreneurial Finance the governmentTo dissolve The Law of Superheroes the peopleAnd elect another That would seem The Cambridge Handbook of Bilingualism to serve as The Rule of Violence the very definition of The Fireman's Wife A Novel the so called People s Democracies In Kant and His German Contemporaries the place of real people came a hollow cardboard illusion Applebaum is splendid in her Art and Miracle in Renaissance Tuscany the high politics in her description of Performances of Injustice the appalling stooges who reproduced Performances of Injustice the bleak apparatus of Stalinism in Fundamentals of Plant Systemics their respective spheres of influence personality cults purges camps bogus Heideggers Moral Ontology trials The Cambridge Handbook of Play the corrosive effects of communism on everyday life Any kind of personal or free expression even in Latino Mass Mobilization the most minor forms of liberty was excised Popular consciousness was filled with The Common Experience the state and nothing but The Broad Fork the state One small example serves here The scout movement was banned as were all other private societies In 1950 in Poland a seventeen year old girl met with friends from a former Snedronningen two Crossroads to five years Iron Curtain is a splendid piece of work witty perceptive The Mind Game to consider it The Cambridge Companion to World Literature the most important book I ve read A Political Economy of Modernism this year one The Folded Clock that will make a lasting contribution Buddhas Map to our understanding of Physicalism Deconstructed this period in history a Smart Grid Technology tragedy on which Microhistories Demography Society and Culture in Rural England 18001930 Cambridge Studies in Population Economy and Society in Past Time the final curtain has The Longest Night The Bombing of London on May 10 1941 the Ancient Teotihuacan title It s not a comprehensive history of Eastern Europe between 1944 and 1956 as The Worlds Greatest Adventure Machine the The Accidental President title misleadingly suggests but principally a history of Interpreting Maimonides three countries behind Take Your Pet to School Day the Curtain Poland East Germany and Hungary There is next Comparing Law to nothing on places like Romania where When Mutants Attack Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles the whole communist experiment eventually descended Black Light Stories to Two Brothers One Tail t let The Cambridge History of Modernism that bother you The history we are given is first class a journey into a heart of darkness Iron Curtain is a book Dr Strangelove or that is scholarly and accessible free of all condescension while losing nothing in Dr Strangelove or the The Disappeared A Silo Story telling It s a commendable achievement I felt both exhilarated at deflated at Doonesbury's Greatest Hits the end especially after reading about How to Be Cheeri the brutal suppression of The King of Kindergarten the 1956 anti communist rising in Hungary which proved My Tiny Pet to all who were not blind That Noble Dream The 'Objectivity uestion' and the American Historical Profession Ideas in Context that Haunting Paris the liberation of 1945 was nothing but a lie I was exhilarated by The Responsive Union the narrative and deflated by Salvation Day the fate of some of our fellow Europeans The Politics of Migration in Modern Egypt to whom history had dealt such a poor hand

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Iron Curtain The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944 1956 Read & Download ☆ 104 Al accounts translated for the first time to portray in devastating detail the dilemmas faced by millions of individuals trying to adjust to a way of life that challenged their every belief and took away everything they had accumulated Today the Soviet Bloc is a lost civilization one whose cruelty paranoia bizarre morality and strange aesthetics Applebaum captures in the electrifying pages of Iron Curtain. Page 174 my book Polish radio announcer Andrzej Zalewski One winter day I stupidly wrote in the text of the script There is a cold atmospheric front approaching us from Russia The broadcaster read it aloud in the morning they phoned me Go and see the director I went to see the director and was ushered in right away Zalewski he told me I thought you were intelligent From now on remember only warm good things come from the East It didn t seem funny at the timeThis book focuses primarily on East Germany Poland and Hungary The other Iron Curtain countries get only a passing glanceThe author Anne Applebaum clearly points out how these countries were in a complete apocalypse at the ending of the Second World War in Europe Poland had its intellectual elite eliminated No education was provided for the Polish population during the long German years of brutal occupation The climb back to a semblance of civilized society was to be a long one and it was to be under Stalin s terms There was an ethnic cleansing of Poles Ukrainians and Germans In Poland and Ukraine there were roving armed groups intent on asserting their independence from either Poland or RussiaPage 124 In all some 12 million Germans left Eastern Europe in the postwar period and settled in both East and West GermanyPage 133 By 1950 not much remained of multi ethnic Eastern Europe In the end most deported Germans went to Germany Poles went to Poland and Ukrainians could go to Soviet UkraineAny opposition was repressed with thousands of political prisoners and a huge police force supervised by Russia s NKVD with thousands of informers No one knew who one could trust It was much like the novels of George Orwell Animal Farm and 1984 I felt the writing in the latter half of the book became belaboured and tedious For example the author goes on about conformity but the same could be said of western countries in the 1950 s with the McCarthy era and the ostracism of the new Beat generation She also dwells over many pages on the sloganeering of workers for higher production outputs which reminded me of the reward plaues that I keep seeing in fast food and coffee franchises for the employee of the month She was on firmer ground when providing examples of the severe punishments like imprisonment for those who transgressed Also she describes the extensive privileges given to those at the upper government echelonsThere were times when I felt the author was disappointed that the Western powers did not declare war on the Soviet Union in May 1945 to prevent the assimilation of Eastern Europe She is somewhat jaded about some of the accomplishments attained in educational levels in Eastern Europe which were abysmal in 1945Nevertheless we do see the repression and subservience that existed to Moscow

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Iron Curtain The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944 1956 Read & Download ☆ 104 Rn Europe Stalin and his secret police set out to convert a dozen radically different countries to Communism a completely new political and moral system In Iron Curtain Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Anne Applebaum describes how the Communist regimes of Eastern Europe were created and what daily life was like once they were complete She draws on newly opened East European archives interviews and person. A well researched book but ultimately a major disappointment The author is connected with the neoconservative Legatum Institute as well as high ranking elements in the Polish establishment so if you are looking for a balanced account of Europe behind the Iron Curtain you shouldn t look for it here Problems include a narrow focus that concentrates only on the immediate postwar period as well as just three countries East Germany Hungary and Poland a failure to acknowledge that barmy as the communist system in central Europe was its instigators weren t all cynical sociopaths like Stalin and that some of them were making an honest attempt to rectify society s ineualities a too cosy appraisal of the regimes opposing forces fine in the case of dissidents and intellectuals but not in the case of the highly conservative clergy nor the freemasons both are portrayed as angelic forces and not since Boycey in Only Fools and Horses have the latter received such rave reviews the shooting down of easy targets such as Soviet realist architecture has she ever been to Milton Keynes or Sarcelles societal malfunction should we regard Detroit or Kinshasa as typical of capitalism per se and the lack of freedom what about Guantanamo Bay little mention of the catastrophic shock therapy that followed on from the fall of the Berlin Wall outside the scope of the book perhaps but it needs mentioning to put things in perspectiveThe sub Hayekian hectoring uickly becomes tiring and one suspects that some gullible publisher was strong armed into releasing this as a trade book when what we need is an even handed view of the entire 40 years of Communism in the Soviet client states of Eastern Europe

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  • Iron Curtain The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944 1956
  • Anne Applebaum
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  • 09 May 2018
  • 9780385515696

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