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The Soviet Counterinsurgency within the Western Borderlands investigates the Soviet reaction to nationalist insurgencies that happened among 1944 and 1953 within the areas the Soviet Union annexed after the Nazi-Soviet pact: japanese Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. in keeping with new archival facts, Alexander Statiev provides the 1st complete learn of Soviet counterinsurgency that ties jointly the safety instruments and populist regulations meant to draw the neighborhood populations. The ebook strains the origins of the Soviet pacification doctrine after which provides a comparative research of the agricultural societies in japanese Poland and the Baltic States at the eve of the Soviet invasion. This research is via an outline of the anti-communist resistance routine. for that reason, the writer indicates how ideology affected the Soviet pacification doctrine and examines the most important ability to implement the doctrine: agrarian reforms, deportations, amnesties, informant networks, covert operations, and native militias. The booklet additionally demonstrates how the Soviet atheist regime used the church in fight opposed to guerrillas and explains why this regime couldn't cut down the random violence of its police. the ultimate bankruptcy discusses the Soviet event within the international context.

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66; Danilov and Shanin, “Antonovshchina,” p. 6. 43 In both cases, these guerrillas significantly weakened the counterrevolutionaries, thus indirectly strengthening the Reds. 44 Keeping this in mind, the Bolsheviks prudently gave the “class allies” who for whatever reason found themselves among their enemies an opportunity to defect. The White officers could expect no mercy. 45 However, the commissars consistently tried to persuade peasants serving the enemy to switch sides. The Bolsheviks usually granted amnesties to “socially proximate” (sotsial’no blizkie) enemy fighters willing to desert.

Most people in Russia were religious. The Bolshevik policy toward religion stemmed from Marxist atheism and intolerance to any competitive authority. They perceived the clergy as parasites living at the expense of toilers and declared religion the “opium” that capitalist governments used to fool their subjects to make subjugation easier. The Bolsheviks separated the church from the state, confiscated church property, secularized the schools, introduced civil marriage and divorce, confiscated gold and silver ritual items to raise funds for the import of grain during the famine of 1920–1921, and threw relics out of the churches.

159, 383. More than 40,000 peasants fought the communists in western Siberia and about 16,000 in Tambov region in early 1921; V. I. , Za sovety bez kommunistov: Krest’ianskoe vosstanie v Tiumenskoi gubernii (Novosibirsk: Sibirskii khronograf, 2000), p. 17; V. Samoshkin, Antonovskoe vosstanie (Moscow: Russkii Put’, 2005), p. 67. Lenin, “Five Years of the Russian Revolution and the Prospects of the World Revolution,” in Selected Works, Vol. 3 (Moscow: Progress Publisher, 1977), p. 663. ”7 After the Reds engaged in an extensive, multifaceted counterinsurgency campaign against peasants, they began developing a special doctrine to explain the unanticipated resistance of “class allies” and to offer a solution to the problem.

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