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Because of this there was little motivation on farms to grow more than what was necessary for the family because they were seeing no benefit from a surplus of crops. Workers in cities were driven back out to the farms to avoid starvation and as a result production collapsed in the Soviet Union to below pre- WWI. War Communism saw a steady decline in popularity as the Civil war wound down but the final straw came with the Kronshtadt Rebellion in March of 1921. Then a force of sailors sympathetic to pr... ... middle of paper ... ...my. This ended up leading to the fall of the Soviet Union to capitalism and democracy just as the Bolsheviks of the 1920s feared would happen with NEP.
One of the key reasons Gorbachev is highlighted as the scape goat for the collapse of the USSR w... ... middle of paper ... ...e venture to disallow their independence. Gorbachev believed, as he did with glasnost, democratisation would aid the legitimisation of the Communist Party’s power. = Anticipating the Collapse of the Soviet Union Heydar Aliyev's Speech February 10, 1991 The culprit to be blamed is Gorbachev, who seized the power of the Central Committee of the Soviet Party along with all the power of the government. During the past five years, Gorbachev has made so many promises to the nation but has kept none of them. There is a void between word and action, and a gap between political leadership and the nation.
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The Soviet Union was abolished and the 44-year Cold War had finally come to an end. Each of the international relations (IR) perspectives holds its own theories of this major event, and utilizes specific relationships to analyze the phenomena. Realist Perspective Classical realism focuses on the balance of power whereas the neorealist’s theory examines the balance of power as it relates to the structure of an overall system. Realists examine “human nature at the individual level, aggressive states at the domestic level, leaders pursuing domestic and international power at the foreign policy level, and the balance of power at the systemic level” (Nau, 2012, p. 10); and, further argues that polarity between powers... ... middle of paper ... ... in soviet foreign policy at the end of the cold war. Foreign Policy Analysis, 1, 55-71.