Collapse of the Soviet Union Analytical Essay by Calwriter

Collapse of the Soviet Union
An analysis of the collapse of the Soviet Union.
# 57542 | 969 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Apr 03, 2005 in English (Analysis) , History (Russian) , Political Science (Marx / Engels)

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The paper contends that an analysis of the sudden collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 is probably best left to the historians of the future generations. The paper discusses a number of long-term and short-term factors that have been identified by political commentators and historians to explain one of the pivotal events of the 20th century, which has changed the history of the world. The paper examines the flawed ideology of Marxism, the weak economy, the pressure exerted by the United States, Gorbachev's reforms, and issues of nationalism.

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