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The Communist Union And The Soviet Union

- Culture in the Soviet Union possessed many stages as different leaders enforced very different rules in regard to accepted art forms. Under Lenin, many forms and styles of art were accepted as long as they were not overly detrimental to the party mission. Lenin wanted to find a signature style of art that would be unique to the Soviet Union. In order to do this Lenin put very little restriction on the arts. Great experimentation was done in writing and painting and many radical styles were developed during this time....   [tags: Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, Moscow]

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The Fall Of The Soviet Union

- The fall of the Soviet Union was essentially the non-Russian republics’ fight for independence from Russia, which is why the variety of outcomes begs the question if this was actually achieved or not when the Soviet flag was taken down in 1991. After years of fighting for rights and independence, the efforts of the non-Russian republics were finally realized with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Although each republic was granted independence from Russia, each state’s version of independence is substantially different and unique....   [tags: Russia, Soviet Union, European Union]

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The Beatles ' Influence On The Soviet Union

- Momo (Beatles Influence in the Soviet Union) The Beatles was an English rock music band, which was formed in 1960 in Liverpool. Its members were: Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison. Its members were widely regarded as the most influential act of the era of rock. Rooted in beat, 1950s rock and roll, and skiffle, the Beatles later tried a number of musical genres such as pop ballads, Indian music, hard rock, and psychedelia, while innovatively incorporating classical elements....   [tags: Rock music, The Beatles, Soviet Union]

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European Union And The Soviet Union

- Ever since the Soviet Union into fifteen independent states, the European Union in the West actively pursued to sway post-soviet states to their side in order to prevent another U.S.S.R. giant from appearing. A similar thing happened after Nazi Germany fell to the hands of the Allies where super powers established spheres of influence all over Germany dividing it into two. The Iron Curtain that the Soviet Union put in place was an imaginary border dividing the influences of both super powers which emerged in the upcoming years of the Cold War....   [tags: Russia, Soviet Union, Ukraine, World War II]

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The Soviet Union Of The Ussr

- Censorship run by the rulers of the USSR began when the state and church separated in 1918, and lasted until the late 1980’s. The Glavit, which was the censorship office, was created in 1922. Its purpose was to reject everything that opposed the new Soviet rule and that would “corrupt” its citizens’ minds to resist authority. The Glavit controlled disapproving newspapers, visual and performing arts, and all written publications. There was much hope that a municipal society would develop after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991....   [tags: Russia, Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin]

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The Collapse Of The Soviet Union

- In a time where the US arose as the sole remaining superpower of the Cold War, it could be easy to think of the Soviet Union as all but ceasing to exist. With the breakup of the Warsaw Pact, the dissolution of the Union itself, and a collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe, the great threat to the West had vanished. However, the regions which occupied the old USSR still existed, and the people still remembered their past glory. Leading the charge of this remembrance was Russia, the de-jure and de-facto successor to the USSR ....   [tags: Russia, Soviet Union, Boris Yeltsin]

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The Soviet Union Of Ussr

- On December 26th 1991, presidents of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine signed the Belavezha Accords, effectively ending the existence of the Soviet Union. Since then, questions of whether the Soviet Union had been reformable and thus worth saving have been raised. Detractors of the Soviet Union claim the intrinsic irreformable nature of the Soviet Union as being the reason for which the USSR folded on itself without much of a struggle. However, defenders of the USSR say that not only was the USSR reformable, but that it had already begun to reform itself under Gorbachov, before President Yeltsin signed the Union’s death warrant....   [tags: Soviet Union, Russia, Boris Yeltsin]

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Azerbaijan And The Soviet Union

- Azerbaijan became an independent state in 1991 when it separated from the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics also known as the Soviet Union). Throughout the years the state of Azerbaijan has flourished economically and found itself as a key player in the global community. However, despite its progressions, Azerbaijan has remained greatly impacted by its relationship with the Soviet Union. The predominantly Islamic state sits below Russia, above Iran, and to the East of Georgia and Armenia....   [tags: Soviet Union, Russia, Azerbaijani people]

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Russia And The Soviet Union

- Russia has had an economy that was booming when they were under the Soviet Union. Most of the jobs were part of the industrial sector of Russia. There were many companies like oil and gas, metals, and the aerospace during the Soviet Union era. Since that time has come and gone the industrial sector has took a dip and the service sector has seen an increase during post-Soviet Union. Russia has seen an increase in their service sector in the last year and a decrease in their industrial sector. The overall unemployment rate in Russia is around 6% for the whole country....   [tags: Russia, Soviet Union, Wealth, Unemployment]

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The Soviet Union Of Ussr

- After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 Gorbachev was quickly taken out of power and replaced by Boris Yeltsin. After Yeltsin left office in 1999 he was replaced by the United Russia party leader Vladimir Putin from 2000-2008. Putin then went on to become president Dmitry Medvedev’s prime minister while he was in power from 2008-2012. In 2012 the two switched positions making Putin the president and Medvedev his prime minister. Despite the exchanges in power between 1991 and 2016 the foreign policy objectives have not differed in many aspects....   [tags: Russia, Soviet Union, Eastern Europe]

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Marxism And The Soviet Union

- Marxism has been and continues to be an ideology that many aspire to achieve in its purest form. Often, this aspiration manifests in the form of political parties that appeal to the masses through a shared feeling of injustice, exploitation and a need for change. This application of the communist state has differed from case to case and has adapted itself to create different versions of itself (Leninist Marxism, Mao-Marxism etc). A comparative discussion of these applications reveals important similarities and differences in the structure of socialist states....   [tags: Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, Bolshevik]

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The Collapse Of The Soviet Union

- The collapse of the U.S.S.R signaled the end of an era. The effects of the dissolution were felt all over the world, causing many international relationships to be completely re-evaluated (“Fall of the Soviet Union”, The Cold War Museum). Although the severe shift in the global political situation shocked many, the aftermath of the fall of the Soviet Union was felt most strongly in the countries which had been a part of it. The dissolution meant what had been one solidified nation was once again fifteen separate entities who must work to rebuild themselves in a new world....   [tags: Soviet Union, Russia, European Union, Cold War]

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The Soviet Union And The Cold War

- As World War II came to a close, the alliance between the United States and the Soviet Union began to fall apart due to a variety of factors ranging from the race to invest in post-war world to the societal fear of communism and even to the competition build for the biggest alliance. These influences put stress on the relationship between the Soviet Union and the United which became a breaking point in what was already a relationship that was waiting to crumble due to little interest in mutual gain....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Soviet Union]

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The Reagan Administration And The Soviet Union

- Reagan Administration With the resurgence of Cold War tensions, the Reagan administration took a hardline stance against the Soviet Union and a focus on causing the country to collapse. The result was National Security Directive 32 that proposed a strategy to, “… to encourage long-term liberalizing and nationalist tendencies within the Soviet Union and allied countries.” (Office of the President) National security was a serious concern due to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the apparently increasing Soviet aggression....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Soviet Union]

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The Cold War And The Soviet Union

- At the end of WWII in 1945, the USA and the Soviet Union emerged as the world’s superpowers. This was a time of great tension, rivalry and distrust between the United States and the Soviet Union. It was a time of political, diplomatic, military and economic rivalry where both nations wanted to emerge as the world’s new superpower. Hence, the Cold War would be of profound significance in the development of the space race as the space race was a key element in the rivalry of political, economic and social dominance....   [tags: Cold War, Soviet Union, World War II]

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The United States And The Soviet Union

- The global order at the close of the Second World War in 1945 became split between two rival superpowers, a title given to countries with evident global influence; the United States and the Soviet Union. The United States was centered upon the ideological basis of democratic capitalism while the Soviet Union preferred the socioeconomic order of communism. For over 50 years following World War II, the world order and global politics centered around East-West tensions. The dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR) in December 1991 caused the United States to emerge as the sole remaining superpower....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Soviet Union]

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The After The Dissolution Of The Soviet Union

- After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the question of economic reform was extremely prevalent. Since the Soviet Union had been “defeated,” Communism was consequently defeated. This resulted in Western powers, particularly the United States, and Western banks debating what should be done to the post-Soviet economies. At the same time, however, non-Soviet states were also undergoing economic transitions. The two main modes of economic reform were Shock Therapy and Gradual therapy. Shock therapy consisted of a rapid-fire shift from a Communist economy to a capitalist one....   [tags: Soviet Union, Russia, Planned economy, Communism]

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The Soviet Union Of The Cold War

- 2. The assertion of “America’s victory in the Cold War has created a world that is much safer.” The statement is rather suspect than true for various reasons, for instance, The United States and the Soviet Union fought proxy wars, and these two nations would instigate the situations between countries and send aid, but would not become physically involved in wars during the Cold War. The Soviet Union led to its own demise because of the fact that Gorbachev attempted to save socialist experiment by adopting a new economic reform to make them more democratic, although Gorbachev failed to improve the economy....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Soviet Union]

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The Cold War And The Soviet Union

- The cold war, which lasted from approximately 1947- 1991, was a state of political and military tension between the powers of the western and the eastern bloc- as championed by the United States and the Soviet Union. During the period of the seventies through the early eighties, the Soviet Union, under the leadership of Brezhnev entered into a period of détente- the easing of hostilities and strained relations- with the United States. During this period, Brezhnev pursued a more peaceful foreign policy when compared to Krushchev’s foreign policy of near brinksmanship....   [tags: Cold War, Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev]

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The Soviet Union And The Nazi War

- As the war in Europe seemed to come to an end and an allied victory, the Polish land had been ravished and devastated and the people enslaved or slaughtered by the German war machine. The Communist Soviet Union and Nazi Germany divided Poland in the beginning of the war, but when the USSR joined the allies, they pushed the Eastern front. At the end of the war, the Soviet occupied all of Poland and even Eastern Germany. The Polish people were relieved that the war was over, but little did they know that for the next 40 years, they would be under the harsh Communist rule of the Soviet Union....   [tags: Soviet Union, World War II, Poland]

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The Cold War And The Soviet Union

- The Cold War is a war that was a period of political and military tension between both the United States and The USSR. The United States had its NATO allies, while the Soviet Union had its Easter Bloc. This tension lasted for about 40 years until the fall of the communist Soviet Union. The United States and the Soviet Union were the only superpowers in the world with many economic and political differences. The Soviet Union was communist which meant that everything belonged to the Soviet Union....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Soviet Union]

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The Cold War And The Soviet Union

- After World War Two a new conflict arose, known as the Cold War, this battle was between the world’s two great superpowers the democratic United States and the communist Soviet Union. In the late 1950s, space would become another competition between the two superpowers, as each side sought to prove the superiority of its technology,and its military firepower. Space, was the last and final frontier, was possibly the most challenging for both superpowers to achieve. The Cold War was a time of great political tension and struggle....   [tags: Soviet Union, Cold War, World War II]

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The Soviet Union And The United States

- The decades following the fall of Nazi Germany were tense. The destruction of an enemy created new allegiances as well as new rivals. Even countries that were once allies fought to assert their dominance and prove their stance. This was most true of a new and lasting rivalry between the Soviet Union and the United States of America. Though it is disputed when this competition officially started, it can be traced back to a general start date around the time World War II ended, May 1945. There was perceived tension between the Soviet Union and the United States when they came together to take hold of a now ungoverned Germany....   [tags: Cold War, Soviet Union, Sputnik 1, Russia]

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The Death Of Stalin And The Soviet Union

- With the death of Stalin in 1953 artists of the Soviet Union found themselves with more political freedom, and they used this freedom to create art that expressed the inhumane actions that the regime continued to commit. During Stalin’s life Shostakovich constantly pushed the party beliefs, and after Stalin’s death Shostakovich began composing more of the music he deemed necessary. Twice in his life Shostakovich was denounced, and practically forced out his craft due to this formalist, anti-party music....   [tags: Russia, Soviet Union, Russians, Folk music]

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The United States And The Soviet Union

- Détente is the name recognised for a period of improved relations and relaxed tensions between nations, specifically the United States and the Soviet Union, which began somewhat unwillingly in 1971. The détente, which President Richard Nixon and his advisor Henry Kissinger had launched, was believed to be a kickback to the perceived decline in U.S. power, the rise of Soviet power, and the growing dangers of uncontrolled competition between the two superpowers. It was made clear that the policy was significant to the two nations when President Richard Nixon of the United States visited the cold war enemies’ secretary-general of the Soviet Communist Party, Leonid Brezhnev in Moscow, May 1972....   [tags: Cold War, Soviet Union, World War II]

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The Fall Of The Soviet Union

- The Fall of The Soviet Union During 1950-1991 The Soviet Union was considered one of the most powerful countries in the world. Known during this time for its enormous military and the overtaking and enforcing total communist ruler over all the eastern block European countries.The conquering of these countries gained the Soviet Union useful resources such as oil, food, minerals,goods,and land which during this time was very useful to the Soviet Union. Even with all of these advantages the Soviet Union had several internal problems such as severe famine , poor economy,People working in horrible conditions in factories being payed minimum wage, and depending on rival countries for food and supp...   [tags: Soviet Union, Russia, Cold War, Perestroika]

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The Cold War And The Soviet Union

- The Cold War was a political battle between the western powers, the US and Britain, and the Soviet Union, that began as a result of events occurring after WWII, and lasted for 45 years. During the war, the relationship between the Soviets and the western powers was strained due to differences in war tactic beliefs and ideologies. The only effort that united these nations was the fight against Nazi Germany. Each nation had opposing beliefs, ideologies, and political views, causing tension to build during WWII, and erupt as the Cold War....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Soviet Union]

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Intelligence Failures Of The Soviet Union

- Intelligence failures are not always in the gathering and communication of accurate information, but in the interpretation of that information by policy makers. The fall of the Soviet Union caught the United States by surprise. The popular narrative in the mainstream media was that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) failed in its duty to predict the coming collapse of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). The CIA did an admirable job of presenting representations of then complex reality of the Soviet situation, but a persistent view of the Soviets as a powerful threat to our nation collided with these assessments....   [tags: Soviet Union, Cold War, Mikhail Gorbachev]

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The War Of The Soviet Union

- Cries and shouts echo from outside, the Czar’s subjects are in revolt. Suddenly, shots ring out, the Czar looks to his trembling family, he looks down for a moment in sorrow, his cousin the King of England could not grant him and his family asylum because the Czar was the source of a grand problem. The doors crash open and the Romanovs are taken prisoner and hauled into the Siberian wilderness never to be seen again. The Soviet Union is born from the bloody and brutal death of one Europe’s longest lived dynasties....   [tags: Soviet Union, Russia, Joseph Stalin, Moscow]

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Soviet Union And The Cold War

- During the forty years after World War II, the Soviet Union in Western eyes remained to be a dangerous threat to Western policies, bent on complete control over Europe. According to Washington, the Soviet Union was such a threat to the Western powers so that it needed to be contained and confronted. From Berlin to China and Vietnam to Cuba, the Soviet Union and the United States confrontation lasted for 44 years; a massive global confrontation of both superpowers that created the Cold War era. A vast conflict between the Western democracies and the Soviet Union, the East-West conflict “was a war of nerves and resources, but also above all it was a struggle of ideas and values....   [tags: Soviet Union, Cold War, World War II]

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Cold War And The Soviet Union

- Chelsea Carter Thursday, October 8, 2015 Cold War -Mondays 6:00 p.m. to 8:40 p.m. Mid-Term Examination The United States along with the Soviet Union went in together becoming the allies to go against the Axis powers during World War II. Hence, the United States and the Soviet Union somehow still managed to have a challenging partnership while fighting as one. The tension became obvious because Americans had been quite suspicious of Soviet communism....   [tags: Soviet Union, Cold War, World War II]

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Cold War And The Soviet Union

- Cold War Technology Introduction The Cold War era was a vital time in world history, let alone in American history. The United States and the Soviet Union were racing to see who could accomplish what fastest. The Cold War was a time of suspicion and rivalry between America and the Soviet Union. Between both of these superpowers, they had enough nuclear weapons to kill the planet many times over. Both countries saw the other as a constant threat and were preparing for a possible war. From the years 1945 to 1991, this rivalry would expand over categories such as technology, weaponization, construction of nuclear weapons, and even reaching to the far reaches of the moon and back....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Soviet Union]

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The Revolution Of The Soviet Union

- The interwar period was one of dramatic political changes. Following the first World War, all of the involved parties were struggling with what role they wanted to play globally. Because much of the war was fought to expand or defend imperial interests, these governments had to choose if they were going to continue the same policies that helped led to the war or if they wished to pursue other approaches. Perhaps the country that saw some of the greatest changes was the new Soviet Union that formed from the ashes of the old Russian Empire....   [tags: Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, World War I]

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The Collapse Of The Soviet Union

- Cinema is both a document of a society’s historical change as well as a portrayal of the economic and cultural changes presented through its master narrative. In post-soviet cinema, movies are both a product of capitalism as well as reflecting on its ideas while demonstrating Russian’s attitudes toward westernization. In Imaging Russia Anna Lawton writes, “The collapse of the Soviet Union had the effect of making Russia even more of a riddle to the foreign observer than it had ever been,” (2). The films Sideburns, Drum Roll, and Brother explore the dynamic situation that occurred in Russia in the post-soviet era with the introduction of capitalism....   [tags: Russia, Soviet Union, Russians, Western world]

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Joseph Stalin And The Soviet Union

- Joseph Stalin was born Josef Vissarionovich Djugashvili, which he later took the name Stalin, meaning “man of steel.” Stalin was an only child and had grown up poor. This lead to him being kicked out of school and becoming more and more interested in Russian politics.Joseph Stalin later became an important person in the future of the Soviet Union as the future dictator. Though Stalin did some great and possibly wonderful things during his years as dictator of the Soviet Union, he still did many more horrible things to outweigh the good that he did.The myth that Joseph Stalin had been a good leader and done more good than harm during his 24 year rule as dictator is false....   [tags: Soviet Union, Russia, Red Army, Vladimir Lenin]

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President Reagan And The Soviet Union

- On March 8, 1983, President Ronald Reagan addressed the National Association of Evangelicals in Orlando, Florida. He presented his views and opinion of the Soviet Union and explained where he believed the greatest source of tension between the capitalist United States and the communist Soviet Union to lay. Halfway through his first term, President Reagan faced the tail end of the Cold War, and frequently addressed and attempted to lessen the fear present in the United States at the thought of the spread of communism....   [tags: Cold War, United States, Soviet Union]

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The Soviet Union And Warsaw Pact

- The cold war wasn’t literally a war just fought in the cold; it was more of a mental state of battles more than a physical one. A state of political and military tension after the Second World War (World War II) among powers of the Western blocks (The United States & its allies) VS. The powers in the Eastern bloc (Soviet Union and Warsaw pact) Germany’s LGBT culture and communities are thriving, and are now an intrinsic part of the lively and friendly atmosphere you can find in many of Germany’s towns and cities....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Soviet Union]

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Failed Illusions Of The Soviet Union

- Failed Illusions Questions In 1956 a series of unique events would take place that would lead not only to a revolt in Hungary but also a direct response from the Soviet government. A mere college protest would lead into massacres and the defining of the line between the East and West. All would unravel with the nationalist and geopolitical surrounding Hungary, the aims of its rebels, and the polices that the Soviet Union and the United states had towards one another. First let us start with the triggers that lead to this revolution of the time....   [tags: Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin, Nikita Khrushchev]

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The Legacy Of The Soviet Union

- Reagan also goes on during the later portions of his speech to reiterate the fact that other countries that have accepted democracy are flourishing, “In the Philippines, in South and Central America, democracy has been given a rebirth. Throughout the Pacific, free markets are working miracle after miracle of economic growth. In the industrialized nations, a technological revolution is taking place” (Reagan par. 16). These claims were backed up by Reagan’s economic policies he promoted as president, which in short, focused around the key principles of reducing the growth of government spending, reducing the federal income tax, reducing government regulation, and reducing inflation....   [tags: Cold War, Soviet Union, Berlin Wall]

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The Soviet Union Of Stalin

- Following the death of Stalin in 1953 the Soviet Union faced a crossroads, a majority of citizens were glad to see Stalin’s rule come, however as Kenez states, there were no real feeling of relief but rather extreme feeling of anxiety. Due to Stalin’s long reign, most of the working class individuals had never experienced a Soviet Union without Stalin at the helm, therefore the feelings of uncertainty were intensified. These feeling began to change when Khrushchev took power, his powerful tone and new ideas made the Soviet Citizens begin to trust him....   [tags: Soviet Union, Cold War, Joseph Stalin]

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Gorbachev 's The Soviet Union

- Mikhail Gorbachev single handedly saved the Russian people by enacting the collapse of the Soviet Union through initiatives such as Perestrokia and Glasnost. Albeit unintentional, Gorbachev 's reforms were the final nail in the Soviet coffin that should have been shut years earlier. After World War Two the world was thrown on a very different course than it had been taking over previous decades. The era of a Euro-centric world was over and the new world was to be marred by a war of ideologies set forth by the principles of communism and capitalism....   [tags: Soviet Union, Cold War, Mikhail Gorbachev]

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Stalin 's The Soviet Union

- Life is the most precious thing on Earth, but what if it was taken just at the snap of a finger. Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union took millions of lives under his totalitarian rule. He was the most fierce and vicious leader in comparison to all the other rulers that enforced totalitarian rule. Due to governing and how many people were killed under Stalin’s rule is what makes the Soviet union during the 1920s to the 1950s the worst totalitarian state ever in existence. THE SOVIET UNION’S EXISTENCE Stalin believed that there needed to be a dictatorship that regulated every aspect of its citizens’ lives in order to industrialize the Soviet Union....   [tags: Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin, Great Purge]

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Germany And The Soviet Union

- After the end of World War II, Germany was divided into four occupation zones – American, British, French and Soviet, as formally stated in the Potsdam protocol of August 1945 (Potsdam Protocol, 4-6). Despite of agreeing “Germany shall be treated as single economic unit,” the Great Alliance failed to unify Germany and by the end of the 1940s Germany was officially divided into two states: Federal Republic of Germany and Germany Democratic Republic (Potsdam Protocol, 5 / Lecture Notes / Instructions Essay, 3)....   [tags: World War II, Soviet Union, Cold War]

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The World War I And The Soviet Union

- The European continent was dramatically altered in the inter-war years following World War I, seeing a strong shift in social, political, and economic life. These changes were embodied in the rise of new, extremist ideological regimes and governing bodies, the most famous of which being in Germany, the Soviet Union, Spain, and Italy. The regimes that developed under Hitler, Lenin, Franco, and Mussolini were what are known as totalitarian regimes. These states are ones which are governed by a central figure, and which operate with a central government, that does not tolerate parties of differing opinions, and maintain control over many aspects of society....   [tags: Soviet Union, Totalitarianism, Communism]

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Gorbachev And The Soviet Union

- Interestingly, it took three decades for the Soviet Union to become a superpower, becoming the main challenger of American supremacy. Though, it only took three years for Soviet power to collapse. But why, many historians argue that Mikhail Gorbachev underestimated President Ronald Reagan. Historian, Vladislav Zubok’s, A Failed Empire, brings to life an analysis of the Cold War from the perspective of the Soviet Union. Zubok explores the Soviet’s experiences from a wide array: international calculations, interplay of foreign politics, and lasting consequences of de-Stalinization....   [tags: Soviet Union, Cold War, Mikhail Gorbachev]

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Stalin And The Soviet Union

- In WW1 Stalin became General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party in 1922. Throughout his long period in office, he built useful alliances within the Party, identified potential threats to his rule and established a reputation for eliminating those who did not share his convictions. In 1940 Stalin 's assassins brutally stabbed Leo Trotsky to death in Mexico in 1940. The war distracted the Soviet people from Stalin 's excesses in previous years and generated patriotism and national unity. It also greatly strengthened the Soviet military....   [tags: Soviet Union, World War II, Joseph Stalin]

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Communism And The Soviet Union

- I do not think that many of the high ranking officials of the Soviet Union believed that their beloved communism would ever collapse. Communism had been around for a very long time and survived through many generations. However the times were changing and so were the people, their dissent was allowed to take root and it was growing and fast. There are several reasons for the collapse of communism one was Gorbachev 's lack of force, unification of East and West Germany, and the disunion of satellite nations....   [tags: Soviet Union, Cold War, Eastern Bloc, Communism]

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Corruption Of The Soviet Union

- According to Susan Rose-Ackerman, trust stems from social and human freedom (Ackerman, 2001). We can generally define corruption as the dishonest actions public official(s) take using their public position, power or resources, which abuses the trust of the public for their private gain (Ackerman, 2001). Corruption has become a growing concern for Russia throughout the years as the modern society seeks to evolve from its socialist past. From the data compiled by the non-government organization “Transparency International”, Russia’s corruption was not as severe during their socialist era, but worsened considerably during the 1990s, and now is regarded as one of the countries with the highest c...   [tags: Russia, Soviet Union, Law, Mikhail Gorbachev]

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The Inner Voice Of The United Soviet Union

- The Inner Voice When I was four years old my father left home. Not only he changed neighborhood or town but he left the country. It may seem that I was too young to notice his absence, but the truth is that this changed my life completely. I was quite close to my father and even today I can remember the emptiness that I felt in my chest. At four years of age I did not realize that behind the story of his departure was one of the greatest life lessons that he taught me. The year was 1991. We lived in Cuba, a communist country with a dictatorial government....   [tags: Soviet Union, Totalitarianism, Communism]

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Stalin And The Soviet Union

- Joseph Stalin and Mikhail Gorbachev 69 years after Joseph Stalin facilitated the creation of the Soviet Union in 1922, Mikhail Gorbachev played a part in its collapse, resigning from office the day before it officially fell on Christmas Day. Both leaders had an enormous effect on Soviet Russia and the welfare of its state and citizens. Stalin was a communist, who continued and supported the single party state founded by his predecessor Vladimir Lenin. Gorbachev, even though he was originally a member of the Communist Party, worked against the Marxist ideals implemented by Stalin and Lenin and worked to reform Russia to a more open society....   [tags: Soviet Union, Cold War, Russia, Mikhail Gorbachev]

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Germany And The Soviet Union

- units” who were responsible for going town to town, village to village, and cities to cities killing the Jews one by one with bullets. Germany made Axis alliance with Italy and Japan in august 1939 after they gained control of the majority of the European continent, this is when their neighbors, Poland, Romania, Finland and Baltic states were annexed and partitioned territories were created but only after several treaties and campaigns about East Africa, North Africa, battle of Britain and Atlantic battle among others, Europe invaded the Soviet union which led to “largest land theater of war in history” and resulted to trapping of the military axis force into “a war attrition” which led to...   [tags: Soviet Union, World War II, Nazi Germany]

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The Cold War And The Soviet Union

- On the night of November 9th, the Soviet rulers and government finally at last agreed to tear down the Berlin wall that keeps the East and West in such a disarray. Gunter Schabowski looked at the camera so the public could hear him speak; he spoke the line that ultimately ended the Cold War by saying, “Permanent emigration is henceforth allowed across all border crossing points between East Germany and West Germany and West Berlin” (Buckley 163). Almost twenty-eight years of separation and disunity between the east and west Germans finally came to the end where the East and West of Berlin and Germany can once again be unified to glory....   [tags: Cold War, Soviet Union, Berlin Wall, West Germany]

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The Cold War And The Soviet Union

- In the United Stares, a President compromises a Presidential doctrine with key goals, attitudes, and/or stances for the United States foreign affairs outlines. A lot of the Presidential doctrines came after the cold war and a lot of the doctrines are passed upon the Soviet Union, which was trying to become an independent super power country. The global events of the Cold War started for the Soviet Union right after World War II, in which the Soviets quickly began breaking the agreements made at the 1945 Yalta conference....   [tags: Cold War, Soviet Union, World War II, Russia]

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The Cold War And The Soviet Union

- For most of the twentieth century, the cold war dominated almost every aspect of foreign relations. The United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics had two different competing ideologies. Government agencies on both sides attempted to use propaganda and false information to influence opinion. Both governments spent trillions of dollars in a attempt to prove economic, political, and military superiority. The United States and Soviet Union hated each other during this time period....   [tags: Cold War, Soviet Union, World War II, Eastern Bloc]

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The United States And The Soviet Union

- After World War II devastated and shocked the world with its horrors and death toll, the need for power consumed the minds of several people. During World War II, countries were fighting to have control and wanted to be considered superior to others or be known as superpowers. After World War II, only two superpowers remained; the United States and the Soviet Union. In the Cold War, they will continue to fight for this superiority over one another, but the cause changed everything. The Cold War was caused by Germany’s and Europe’s division between democracy and communism and the want for superiority by several nations, which affected several nations politically, socially, and economically th...   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Soviet Union, Eastern Bloc]

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The Cold War On The Soviet Union

- After WWII ended the United States and the Soviet Union were proud of what the outcome came to be. Happiness for the Soviet Union and the United States wasn 't going to last very long, Since their point of views of their governments were not always on the same page. While the Soviet Union wanted communism to spread across the country and even take over the world at points, and the U.S wanted capitalism to take over. With these arguments started to happening tension between both countries became heavy and this sparked the cold war to start a war that was more psychological than actual conflict involved....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Soviet Union, Korean War]

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The Soviet Union And The Cold War

- Cold War After the World War II, the relationship that developed between the USSR and USA was referred to as the cold war. The war dominated the affairs of the different international countries, and led to the occurrence of crises in Hungary, Vietnam, Berlin and Cuba. The major aspect that worried most was the increase in the weapons that were used in the destruction of the masses. There was a clash of ideologies and beliefs among people, with the main being between communism and capitalism. (Mason, 2015) There were different convictions in religion that were used in the forming of struggles of power where the communists and the capitalist wanted to dominate and exploit the opportunities fo...   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Soviet Union, Russia]

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The Cold War And The Soviet Union

- The Cold War was a war that lasted for four decades. It was between the two super powers after the Second World War, America and the Soviet Union. First we will see some of the reasons why we entered the Cold War. Then we will talk about some conflicts that occurred during the time frame and why the countries choose each side. Some technological advances during this time because of the drive for power through the advancement of technology. Then some of the reasons the Cold War ended. The reasons the United States and the Soviet Union entered the Cold War was due to many different factors....   [tags: Cold War, Soviet Union, Korean War, World War II]

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The Cold War And The Soviet Union

- The Cold War The United States and the Soviet Union started off as allies in World War II to take down Adolf Hitler. However, their views differed dramatically. The Cold War was full of military conflicts involving the United States, Soviet Union, and their allies. This led to several wars for the fight to end Communism. The Cold War affected many people, including people overseas, and those at home in the United States. Initially, the United States viewed the Soviet Union as a threat due to Stalin’s intentions of spreading communism....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Vietnam War, Soviet Union]

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The United States And The Soviet Union

- The United States had bought Alaska from Russia partly so that the tsar would not be offended by a refusal. This kind of relation between the two became a rarity later on, especially in the twentieth century. The tense ambiance of this period gave no room for a civil affiliation between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic. After World War II, the two nations battled it out in a conceptual war known as the Cold War. It was characterized by a competition between the nations’ political philosophies- the USSR wanted communism to dominate the world, while the US wanted democracy to prevail....   [tags: World War II, Cold War, Soviet Union, Russia]

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The Soviet Union And The Cold War

- America’s former bedfellow, the Soviet Union, had become their global rival during the Cold War. Prior to World War II, the United States was an isolated nation, however, it was thrust on the world stage because it was one of the only remaining superpowers, the other being the Soviet Union. With contrasting ideologies and acquired lessons developed from World War II, these two standing superpowers were determined to influence the world in their favor to promote their survival and prevent another world war....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Soviet Union, Russia]

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The Cold War And The Soviet Union

- The term "Cold War" was popularized saying to refer to postwar tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union, interpreting the course and origins of the conflict became a source of heated controversy among historians, political scientists, and journalists. In particular, historians have sharply disagreed as to who was responsible for the breakdown of Soviet-U.S. relations after the Second World War; and whether the conflict between the two superpowers was inevitable, or could have been avoided....   [tags: Cold War, Soviet Union, World War II, Eastern Bloc]

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The Cold War And The Soviet Union

- As evangelical systems, both the capitalist countries of the West and the communist Soviets intended to expand their political and economic system globally while containing and disrupting opportunities for their perceived antagonist. Yet, the West, through a lethargic response to fascism and an alarmist response to Soviet status quo ante bellum rhetoric, was responsible for initiating the Cold War. In the conduct of World War II, the Soviet Union observed a credible threat to their national security in the form of Nazi aggression and invasion....   [tags: Cold War, Eastern Bloc, World War II, Soviet Union]

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The United States And The Soviet Union

- Following the conclusion of the Second World War, the United States and the Soviet Union made it a priority to outdo each other in every possible facet from arsenals of missiles to international alliances and spheres of influences. Yet when the Soviets launched Sputnik on October 4th, 1957, the world changed forever. The first manmade object was fired into space, and it appeared that American technology and science had fallen behind. Yet, the public feared that not only were they now technologically inferior to the Soviets, but also deduced that if a satellite could be launched into space, a nuclear missile could just as likely reach the mainland United States....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Soviet Union, Russia]

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The Cold War And The Soviet Union

- At first glance, the Cold War suggests an atmosphere filled with nothing but armed conflict. However, the war between the U.S.S.R. and the U.S. was particularly different from many wars ahead of its time. The Cold War spanned out through several decades as a result of the U.S. and the Soviet Union’s differing views on which type of government and economy should dominate the world. Thus, creating conflict between two of the world’s nuclear superpowers. Although the two conflicting nations had the means and resources to have direct confrontation, nothing of such transpired....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Cuba, Soviet Union]

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The Cold War And The Soviet Union

- Cold War The cold war was on of the strangest wars that there ever was. Cold War is a kind of verbal war, which is fought through newspapers, magazines, radio and other propaganda methods. There was not any planes flying, tanks, or ground troops. However there were a stockpile of nuclear weapons, money being spent, propaganda, and there were two superpower enemies but no actually fighting occurred. The United States had been flying U2 spy planes over the Soviet Union for some time to see if the Soviets were aiming missiles at America and to snap photos of local newspaper headlines ....   [tags: World War II, Soviet Union, Cold War, Russia]

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The Cold War And The Soviet Union

- After the World War 2 in 1945, the cold war began between the Soviet Union (Russia back then) and America. Each represented a types of parties; America the capitalist and the Soviet Union communism. The soviet Union used to media to influence the people fast and hard. Media is the way they used to connect to the people. Having played by the communist propaganda, people lost their own true sight on things. With time people also lost the truth and most importantly the freedom of their own minds. The artist wanted to paint a picture, which shows what was happening during that time in one painting....   [tags: World War II, Soviet Union, Cold War, Russia]

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United States And The Soviet Union

- After World War II there was still so much tension between many countries, mainly the United States and the Soviet Union. Many countries between the two forces were struggling to regain stability and grow their economy to provide better lives to their people. With these struggles, Europe became fore divided between the East and the West and the Cold War became known. This war was not one of battlefields and war, but one of fear of what leaders could do with their countries that they ruled. During this time, the US began to provide its assistance to countries that were threatened....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, NATO, Soviet Union]

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Soviet Union : The Cold War

- Even during World War II, when the United States and the Soviet Union were allies, it was evident to leaders in both nations that America and Russia had quite different visions of what postwar world should look like. Very quickly after the war ended the once rewarding relationship rapidly fermented. Americans began to believe that the Soviet Union was no different from Hitler’s Germany. Tensions increased and the result of these tensions became known as the cold war. Among others, the Yalta Conference and the Korean War caused great tensions between the United States and The Soviet Union in the decade following the Cold War; disagreements could’ve been avoided by simply coming to an agreemen...   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Korean War, Soviet Union]

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Communism And The Soviet Union

- The rise of communism in the Soviet Union and China in the 20th century had both gains and costs in each country. Some of these gains benefited society as a whole in terms of economic improvement and rapid industrialization. However, with these gains came many costs that affected millions of people all around the world, not just in the Soviet Union and China. While the main ideas of communism were about spreading equality and making society an equal place to live, most citizens of these countries found the idea of communism to be unfair, serving no benefits to society, such as the taking and redistributing of land so that all peasants could have their own land to produce goods on....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Communism, Soviet Union]

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Wwii Of The Soviet Union

- WWII in Lithuania In modern day America there are essentially two sides of the story classes learn about. The Axis Powers and the Central Powers. These two sides fought against each other for power, land, and control. Within these two groups there were about ten countries involved. Although these two groups played an extremely important part of World War Two (WWII), there were many other countries that were affected by the war, one of which, was Lithuania. Lithuania had it’s own, untold side of the story, all starting in 1920 when the Soviet Union noticed their new independence from Germany in 1918....   [tags: World War II, Soviet Union, Russia, Baltic states]

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The Communism Of The Soviet Union Formed And Socialism

- Equal work, equal wages, equal food, equal opportunities, equal power. On the outside, a society where every one of its citizens was completely equal sounds and appears like a good thing, even a great thing. No one had too much power, everyone seemed to be happy, and most importantly everyone worked to better the community instead of themselves. This is what Socialism was portrayed as: a system in which everyone worked together to benefit the state. Contradicting this fabricated image, life under Socialism did not succeed in equality for men and women, and it caused people to do whatever necessary in order to gain some sense of individualism....   [tags: Soviet Union, Russia, Vladimir Lenin]

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The Babushka During The Downfall Of The Soviet Union

- The Babushka during the downfall of the Soviet Union The Babushka is a beloved stereotype in Russian culture that is portrayed as a wise granny who is the epitome of perfection as a grandparent. They enjoy dotting on their grandchildren, and show an immediate willingness to take care of a newborn baby because “she knows best” (Yudina). Babushkas are seen as a constant provider to their families and never fail to stuff their relatives with their skilled cooking whilst complaining that they have gotten so pale and thin in their absence (Yudina)....   [tags: Russia, Soviet Union, Family, Moscow]

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My Great Grandmother : The Soviet Union

- My great grandmother was born in 1928 in Eastern Europe. She was born in a Romanian town near Kishinev, called Orgeyev. She was born into a Russian speaking household and learned fluent Romanian in school. In 1940, when she was twelve years old, the Soviet Union took control of Romania. Instantly her entire life changed. She no longer was Romanian, she was a soviet. She had to speak Russian and be loyal to the USSR. The following year, WWII broke out for the Soviet Union. Within ten days of June 22, the Germans invaded her hometown....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Soviet Union, Russia]

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Is Animal Farm Related to the Soviet Union

- Did you know that “Animal Farm” has a correlation with the Soviet Union. For instance, Mr. Phil Kington of Foxwood and Mr. Federick represent the leaders of England and Germany. Napoleon and Snowball each represent Joseph Stalin and Leon Frotsky. Mr. Jones represents the Kest-czar in Russia. With that being said, it is quite evident that conflict has a major part to do with “The Animal Farm”, whether it’s the fighting with the owner Mr. Jones, the constant fighting with the pigs and other animals, or within the pigs themselves....   [tags: animal farm, soviet union, animalism]

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Vladimir Lenin and Soviet Union Histoy

- Research Essay Vladimir Lenin officially took power of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic in 1917 with the Communist Party. The USSR broke into a civil war in 1918 occurring between the Red Army, consisting of Bolsheviks, and the White Army. The Red Army defeated the White Army by 1921 and the Communist Party gained complete power. Eventually the USSR was under War Communism, which further diminished its economy. After Vladimir Lenin’s death, Joseph Stalin took control of Russia in 1924. He considered himself a Marxist....   [tags: Soviet Union, World History, Socialism]

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Soviet Union : An Effective Government Body

- The Soviet Union emerged as a state in 1922, following the overthrow of a provisional government in Russia. The Soviet Union was one of two great superpowers during much of the 20th century. However, on Christmas in 1991 the world watched as the Soviet Union dissolved and 15 separate nations took its place (Cold War Museum). Historians and Political Scientist were shocked that the Soviet Union, which appeared to be an effective government body in 1985, had dissolved by 1991. Many problems had plagued the Soviet Union’s government and society, including economic difficulties, shortages, poverty, public discontent, etc....   [tags: Soviet Union, Communism, Cold War, Perestroika]

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The Soviet Union During The Cold War

- History Research Assignment #1 – 2016 Question #7: Argue for or against the proposition that: “A change in the leadership of a superpower always leads to an important change in key ideas and/or ideologies.” The Soviet Union’s leadership during the Cold War was unstable and, up until Mikhail Gorbachev’s rule, oppressive. The policies, beliefs and attitudes of the leaders were generally based on prolonging the power of the Soviet Union and their ideology of communism. This resulted in an oppressive and almost totalitarian rule....   [tags: Soviet Union, Cold War, Nikita Khrushchev]

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The Cold War And The Revolution Of The Soviet Union

- Perhaps one of the longest nonviolent conflicts of the 20th century was the Cold War and the effects of the nonviolent war was striking. The city of Berlin took the hardest hit when it was divided into two sides, the Soviet Union controlled the East side making it communist and the West side was a free nation with allies of Britain, France, and the United States. Ronald Reagan was the Untied State’s fortieth president, and one of his main platforms was to rid the world of the evil empire of the Soviet Union....   [tags: Cold War, Berlin Wall, Soviet Union]

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Stalin 's Influence On The Soviet Union

- Part II (Question 2/Influence of Stalin) Joseph Stalin was one of the most horrific leaders in the history of Russia. Stalin was responsible for the murder of millions of Russians, using fear as a means of leadership. Claiming he was a leader who ruled for the people, his actions proves otherwise. Under Stalin, the Soviet Union would transform in many ways, namely into an industrial and military superpower. Stalin truly wanted to see an end to peasantry and build a new modern-Russia. Following the death of Lenin, Stalin emerged as the new leader of Russia....   [tags: Soviet Union, Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis]

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