The the Absence of Insurgency: Moldovans within the Soviet Borderland Insurgencies of 1945-1952

Friday, July 14, 2017
Turnbull Room (University of Glasgow)
Carter Johnson , Higher School of Economics
After World War II, there was considerable mobilization and low-scale violence across the Soviet Union's new western borderlands. The exception was in Moldova. Despite severe repression and several attempts by Moldovan nationlalists to counter full incorporation into the Soviet Union, Moldova remained peaceful compared to the Baltic states and Ukraine. This paper examines the period of 1945-1952 to explain why the attempts at mobilization failed.
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