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Course of Our Times, The; Poland And Hungary Defy Khruschev


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Series
Course of Our Times, The
Program
Poland And Hungary Defy Khruschev
Program Number

44

Series Description

Historical survey hosted by Abram Sachar, Brandeis University. Series release date: 1973

Program Description

“The death of Stalin in 1953 ended an extended era of capricious despotism, and three years later, Khruschev clawed his way to supreme power and remained head of state for seven years. In domestic affairs it was a period marked by impressive progress and tolerable living standards. In this period, Russia also achieved nuclear power and, in launching Sputnik in 1957, demonstrated to the world that it had virtually closed the gap in the arms race with the United States. In foreign policy, apart from the ever-widening rift between the Soviet Union and Red China, Khruschev followed a policy of ‘competitive coexistence’. In 1963 he was suddenly overthrown, ostensibly to end ‘the cult of personality’.”

Duration

00:32:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Educational
Topics
History
Citation
Chicago: “Course of Our Times, The; Poland And Hungary Defy Khruschev,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AF757AAD65A440B0B6EDB6C9423F79E0.
MLA: “Course of Our Times, The; Poland And Hungary Defy Khruschev.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AF757AAD65A440B0B6EDB6C9423F79E0>.
APA: Course of Our Times, The; Poland And Hungary Defy Khruschev. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AF757AAD65A440B0B6EDB6C9423F79E0
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