Nikita khrushchev: nikita khrushchev, first secretary of the communist party of the soviet union (1953-64) and premier of the soviet union (1958-64) whose policy of de-stalinization had widespread repercussions throughout the communist world. William taubman is bertrand snell professor of political science at amherst collegesergei khrushchev, son of nikita khrushchev, is senior fellow at the thomas j watson jr institute for international studies at brown university. Nikita khrushchev politics & social sciences see more refine by amazon prime 17th century 18th century 19th century 20th century 21st century. The soviet political leader nikita khrushchev was a major force in world politics in the second half of the twentieth century his leadership played a key role in the 1960s during the height of the cold war, a four-decade standoff between the united states and the soviet union. The leading feminist theorist of the mid-twentieth century, simone de beauvior, wrote in the second sex that: one is not born a woman, one becomes one one result of the thaw in soviet internal politics that followed nikita khrushchev's rise to power in 1956 was that some major russian writers could finally be published.
Khrushchev's position was still very weak and he needed to find a way of isolating and removing his political rivals - he couldn't use stalin's tactics of having them arrested by the nkvd as beria had been in charge of that and loyalties ran deep (he and malenkov had worked together to remove beria, having him arrested in june 1953. The soviet union was one of the dominant political entities of the twentieth century the russian revolution saw the emergence of the largest communist organization in the whole world led by lenin - the communist party. Nikita khrushchev, stalinist or reformer of russia toward the end of the twentieth century during the cold war, there might have been a threat of nuclear war.
During the twentieth century, women in the middle east were aided by the modernist movement's efforts to change female statuses and roles by interpreting islamic views in a manner closer to those prevailing in the west (a. Nikita khrushchev was one of the most important political leaders of the twentieth century without his memoirs, neither the rise and fall of the soviet union nor. The authors succeed in commemorating the role of their father, llewellyn thompson, an unsung hero of the cold war, while going beyond a simplistic portrayal of american motives and decision making in the longest confrontation of the twentieth century. Politics & government social issues regions twe remembers: nikita khrushchev's visit to the united states he also spent a day in los angeles, where he toured twentieth century fox.
Nikita khrushchev was one of the most complex and important political figures of the twentieth century ruler of the soviet union during the first decade a. Khrushchev goes to hollywood, the guardian, september 21, 1959 he was whizzed so fast over the boulevards between the airport and the twentieth century fox studio that not one angeleno in a. Uncertainty and anxiety: on khrushchev's thaw into prague in august 1968 and put a halt to a popular program of political liberalization past from their country's bloodstained.
The cuban missile crisis was the closest the united states came to nuclear war president john kennedy had recently met with soviet premier nikita khrushchev in paris when the soviet leader. Nikita sergeyevich khrushchev (april 15 [os april 3] 1894 - september 11, 1971) led the soviet union during part of the cold war he served as first secretary of the communist party of the soviet union from 1953 to 1964, and as chairman of the council of ministers, or premier, from 1958 to. Khrushchev: the man and his era remembered by many as the soviet leader who banged his shoe at the united nations, nikita khrushchev was in fact one of the most complex and important political figures of the twentieth century. How did nikita khrushchev change the system that the soviet dictator joseph stalin had put in place before his death in 1953 what i do know is that on february 25, 1956, at the twentieth party congress, nikita delivered the secret speech, denouncing stalin's purges and ushering in a less repressive era in the union of soviet socialist. Khrushchev and the twentieth congress of the communist party, 1956 in february, 1956, soviet leader nikita khrushchev made a keynote address to international communist leaders at the twentieth congress of the communist party of the soviet union.
Nikita khrushchev led russia during the most serious standoff of the cold war, the cuban missile crisis, which took both countries to the brink of nuclear war in the american telling of history. Nikita krushchev essaysnikita khrushchev is undoubtedly one of the most important and interesting political figures of the twentieth century rising from a background of extreme poverty, he became an early supporter of the november 1917 bolshevik revolution. Nikita khrushchev, the cuban missile crisis, and the aftermath abstract through the use of primary and secondary sources, this essay seeks to define the role of soviet premier nikita. The personality cult and its consequences: special report to the 20th congress of the communist party of the soviet union is a speech given on february 25, 1956 by nikita sergeyevich khrushchev regarded as the secret speech due to the discretion at a closed session within the party congress.
It also chronicles khrushchev's years in ukraine where he grew up and began his political career, serving as communist party boss from 1938 to 1949, and his role in mass repressions of the 1930s and in destalinization in the 1950s and 1960s. Twentieth century scholars have written substantially about khrushchev and his policies of de-stalinization william taubman's biography of khrushchev incorporates, for the most part, an analysis of the. Cized role of consumption in socialism's political economy will surely make consumption culture in late twentieth-century russia (bloomington, 1995), 130-72. Nikita khrushchev was one of the most important political leaders of the twentieth century without his memoirs, neither the rise and fall of the soviet union nor the history of the cold war can be fully understood.
The worsening of political and ideological relationship between mao zedong and nikita khrushchev led to the sino-soviet split in 1960, china and soviet union were believed to be the two largest states with the communist approach internationally (ross 3) the origin of sino- soviet split can be. Vladimir tismaneanu is professor of politics at the university of maryland (college park) and author most recently of the devil in history: communism, fascism, and some lessons of the twentieth century (university of california press, 2012.