Famine Politics in Maoist China and the Soviet Union

Author(s): 
Wemheuer, Felix
ISBN: 
9780300195811
Date published: 
August 2014
Hardback
Price: 
£30.00

During the twentieth century, 80 percent of all famine victims worldwide died in China and the Soviet Union. The author analyzes the historical and political roots of these famines, in which overambitious industrial programmes endorsed by Stalin and Mao Zedong created greater disasters than those suffered under prerevolutionary regimes.