By David Marples
In any review and knowing of Belarus, the main inquiries to handle contain; why has Belarus it sounds as if rejected independence less than its first president Alyaksandr Lukashenka, and sought a union with Russia? Why has the govt. rejected democracy, infringed at the human rights of its electorate and essentially altered its structure in favour of presidential authority? Has the rustic made any growth towards marketplace reforms? How have Russia and the West replied to the activities of Belarus? and what's the long run more likely to carry for its ten million electorate? The author's conclusions are positive. Belarus, he believes, will live to tell the tale into the twenty-first century, yet as a Eurasian instead of a ecu state.
1st version was once released by way of Harwood educational Publishers, 1999.
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Belarus : A Denationalized Nation by David Marples
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