Topic: Was the revival of the ‘Cold War’ from the late 1970s onwards driven as much by Soviet weakness as it was by ideological goals?
Use relevant evidence and examples to support arguments.
Some of the required books from the reading list:
*Carr, E.H. (1979), The Russian Revolution from Lenin to Stalin, London: Macmillan
*Cohen, S. (1971), Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution, London: Wildwood House
*Fitzpatrick, S. (1984), The Russian Revolution 1917-32, Oxford: University Press
*Hoskins, G. (1985), A History of the Soviet Union, London: Fontana
*Lewin, M. (1985), The Making of the Soviet System, London: Methuen
*McCauley, M. (1981), The Soviet Union since 1917, London: Longman
*Nove, A. (1972), An Economic History of the USSR, Harmondsworth: Penguin
*Service, R. (ed), (1992), Society and Politics in the Russian Revolution, Basingstoke: Macmillan
*Williams, B. (1987), The Russian Revolution 1917-21, Oxford: Basil Blackwell