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Disintegration of Soviet Union ended the cold war and possibility of another world war / destruction. Please comment?

Asked by Good Citizen, 21 Nov '09 01:54 pm
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In 1991 Gorbachev's popularity in the West was at an all time high, but his approval rating in the Soviet Union was at an all-time low -- not only because of the economy but also because of the fall of Communism in the satellite countries. Many in the Soviet Union were angry with Gorbachev for having allowed Germany to unite again. Some, including conservative and patriotic Communists, saw Gorbachev as having disarmed the Soviet Union. They saw him as having thrown away the victory in World War II that had cost twenty million lives.

In 1991 more Soviet factories were closing down. The parliament in the Russian Republic passed a few reforms in the direction of a market economy, and Yeltsin cut funding to various Soviet agencies based on Russian soil. Gorbachev was being destroyed by the new freedoms he had helped to create. He saw the power of the Soviet government as falling away, and he turned his strategy in the direction of preservation -- what some would call a turn to the right ...more
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 21 Nov '09 03:57 pm

 
  
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The Glasnost and Perestroika policies of the then Soviet President Mikhael Gorvachov which led to the break up of the Soviet Union indeed helped in ending of the cold war. Just before that the relation between the two super powers USA and USSR had reached such a low level tat the rest of the World were foreseeing World War III.
Answered by Mitali Choudhury, 21 Nov '09 02:04 pm

 
  
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