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College Catalog 2023-2024 
College Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

INTL 272 - The Post-Soviet Sphere

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The USSR’s 1991 dissolution ended one of history’s great experiments. Socialism sought to dissolve ethnicity and overcome ethnic conflict with a focus on equality. Instead it exacerbated nationalism and created-separated identities. But how? Topics include ethno-creation, control, and resistance; ethnic animosities and the USSR’s destruction; new states after 1991; “diaspora” populations beyond ethnic homelands; local rebellions; new “native” dictatorships; and recent international organizations. Alternate years. (4 Credits)