M Hilli Has Produced A Groundbreaking History Of Communist Albania That Illuminates One Of Europe S Longest But Least Understood Dictatorships From Stalin To Mao, Which Is Informed Throughout By M Hilli S Unprecedented Access To Previously Restricted Archives, Captures The Powerful Globalism Of Post Socialism, As Well As The Unintended Consequences Of Cross Border Exchanges From The Mediterranean To East Asia After A Decade Of Vigorous Borrowing From The Soviet Union Advisers, Factories, School Textbooks, Urban Plans Download Epub Format Ú From Stalin to Mao: Albania and the Socialist World PDF by Ú Elidor Mëhilli Albania S Party Clique Switched Allegiance To China During The S Sino Soviet Conflict, Seeing In Mao S Patronage An Opportunity To Keep Stalinism Alive M Hilli Shows How Socialism Created A Shared Transnational Material And Mental Culture Still Evident Today Around Eurasia But It Failed To Generate Political Unity Combining An Analysis Of Ideology With A Sharp Sense Of Geopolitics, He Brings Into View Fascist Italy S Involvement In Albania, Then Explores The Country S Eastern Bloc Entanglements, The Profound Fascination With The Soviets, And The Contradictions Of The Dramatic Anti Soviet Turn Richly Illustrated With Never Before Published Photographs, From Stalin To Mao Draws On A Wealth Of Albanian, Russian, German, British, Italian, Czech, And American Archival Sources, In Addition To Fiction, Interviews, And Memoirs M Hilli S Fresh Perspective On The Soviet Chinese Battle For The Soul Of Revolution In The Global Cold War Also Illuminates The Paradoxes Of State Planning In The Twentieth Century
In depth, well sourced and a multi panoramic view of Albania during its tumultuous experience of being part of the socialist world.
To any serious student of Cold War history, FROM STALIN TO MAO fills a long neglected gap.
Most Americans think of the Cold War as a decades long standoff between the U.
S and its allies, and the Soviet Union and its satellite countries Most people are completely unaware that there was an even tense, hair trigger cold war between the Soviet Union and The People s Republic of China.
Communist Albania, poor and isolated, played an intriguing role in these dynamics In the late 1940s and through the 50s, Albania was the the place where Western intelligence agencies thought the rollback of communism would begin This only fed the paranoia of the already paranoid dictator Enver Hoxha.
His pivots from neighboring Yugoslavia, to Stalin s U.
R, to Mao Ze Dong s China make for real drama.
Elidor Mehilli s book also examines the impact of Albanian communism on architecture, culture and the int