The Chaotic Transition from War to Peace in Soviet-Occupied Europe 1945-53
Historians are struggling to understand the complexities of the chaotic and violent transition from war to peace in Soviet- occupied Europe after the Second World War.
This project seeks to apply an innovative methodology to newly declassified archival data so as to compare the experiences of social collapse, famine and reconstruction across this region.
This broad comparative approach aims to address the unresolved question of why violence against the Soviet state, culminating in insurgency, emerged in some areas and not others. The resulting publications have the potential to change the way we think about the effects of insurgency and counter-insurgency on post-war Soviet development. They will inform and reshape international debates on historical memory and state-building.
Dr Filip Slaveski
This project is a DECRA Fellowship funded by an Australian Research Council.