Although Viktor Zhdanov's name is little known today, he spearheaded one of the greatest projects in history. Who was he and what did he do?
Anton Howes is an economic historian. He is the author of Arts and Minds: How the Royal Society of Arts Changed a Nation, available here. You can follow him on Twitter here.
Words by Anton Howes
Throughout history, states struggled to maintain power, having to rely on private agents and enforcers to fund themselves and govern their citizens. How did they transition to the states we see today?
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