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Unformatted text preview: alternative operation? Multiple parties confuse the situation If you have the truth, then there is no need for opposition or another party Totalitarianism Independent political life eliminated Results Liberty limited to a few Political oppression- since decisions are concentrated, then government has to tell people what to do, and the people have to do it Economic stagnation- Reforms Perestroika- Restructuring Glasnost- openness. Need to allow people to be more freer and more opportunity as it exists Challenges to Gorbachev Small changes lead to big changes Creating a democratic political order Liberalizing the economy- loosening up the economy. Providing entrepreneurship opportunity and other incentives Forging a new national community. All other countries in the Soviet Union were somewhat independent...
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