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Unformatted text preview: - Quality healthcare- Employment guarantess What were some problems with the Union?- Inefficient agriculture- Poor quality manufacturing- Shortages of basic necessities- Technology revolution failure- Wealth inequality (elite vs. citizenry)- Failed war with Afghanistan What lead to the collapse under Gorbachev?- Hope: Reform- Perestroika and Glasnost- Restructuring of the communist party, a new som - perestroika- Government openness and accountability - glasnost- Dissolution of gulag - release of politcal prisoners- Dillutsion- Chernobyl (1986) and other environmental issues- People realized the government wasn't prepared- #1 in death from environmental issues- Inflation rose, salaries fell, strikes- People demand openness and accountability...
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- Spring '08