Aim what were the causes and effects of the fall of the soviet union
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 16

Aim: What were the causes and effects of the fall of the Soviet Union? PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 61 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

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 ”

Download Presentation

Aim: What were the causes and effects of the fall of the Soviet Union?

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Aim what were the causes and effects of the fall of the soviet union

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

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”

    • 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

  • 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; 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


Break up of the soviet union

Break-up of the Soviet Union


Break up of the soviet union1

Break-up of the Soviet Union


The soviet bloc s demise

The Soviet Bloc’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


Ukraine georgia seek nato membership

Ukraine, Georgia seek NATO membership


Russian ethnicity in former soviet states pink

Russian ethnicity in former Soviet states (Pink)


Oil and gas pipelines in eurasia

Oil and Gas Pipelines in Eurasia


Central asia china pipeline

Central Asia - China Pipeline


Proposed russia china pipeline

Proposed Russia - China pipeline


Boris yeltsin and the fall of russia

Boris Yeltsin and the Fall of Russia

  • 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

  • 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’s Russia compare with Czarist Russia?


  • Login