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Aim: What were the causes and effects of the fall of the Soviet Union?. Mikhael Gorbachev ’ s attempts to solve the problems of the Soviet Union. Pulls out of Afghanistan and reduces military spending Gives up military control of Eastern Europe Announces “ Perestroika ” and “ Glasnost ”

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Mikhael gorbachev s attempts to solve the problems of the soviet union
Mikhael Gorbachev Soviet Union? ’s attempts to solve the problems of the Soviet Union

  • Pulls out of Afghanistan and reduces military spending

  • Gives up military control of Eastern Europe

  • Announces “Perestroika”and “Glasnost”

    • Perestroika – encouraging a free market, not a command, economy

    • Glasnost – openness and political freedom; non-communist political parties allowed


Eastern european nations turn west
Eastern European nations turn West Soviet Union?

  • Communist governments resign, usually peacefully

  • Eastern European nations leave the Warsaw Bloc, open borders with Western Europe

  • Berlin Wall falls, Germany re-united

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4434331027793809225&q=berlin+wall+video&ei=-bg4SAuU-OICi87U4gM&hl=en

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-181898405138602708&q=berlin%20wall%20video&hl=en


Soviet union splits up communist government collapses
Soviet Union splits up; Soviet Union? Communist government collapses

  • Dissension within Communist Party about Gorbachev’s path leads to attempted coup

  • Soviet government falls

  • Soviet Union splits into many different nations, by nationality group

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8953962851459266994&q=soviet+union+leaders&ei=HLs4SNfZKpm05AKXgqXfAw




The soviet bloc s demise
The Soviet Bloc Soviet Union? ’s demise

  • Most Eastern European nations (including Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia) join NATO and the European Union

  • Central Asian states – “stans” – stay allied to Russia - “Commonwealth of Independent States” - but also look east and south

  • Which way to turn? Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia


Expansion of nato
Expansion of NATO Soviet Union?


Ukraine georgia seek nato membership
Ukraine, Georgia Soviet Union? seek NATO membership






Boris yeltsin and the fall of russia
Boris Yeltsin and the Fall of Russia Soviet Union?

  • 1990s: Privatization of the “means of production”: State property handed over to those with political connections

  • Boris Yeltsin presided over a decade of

    • democratization

    • economic collapse

    • removal of communist “safety net”


Vladimir putin and the rise of russia
Vladimir Putin and the Rise of Russia Soviet Union?

  • Vladimir Putin: President 2000-08

    • Stability for Russian economy w/ help from high oil prices

    • Return of authoritarian government, Russian nationalism

    • Attempts to recreate sphere of influence in Commonwealth of Independent States (the “stans”)

    • Disputes with Ukraine and Georgia when they “look West”


How does putin s russia compare with czarist russia
How does Putin Soviet Union? ’s Russia compare with Czarist Russia?


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