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History 158C 11.16.2010 The Collapse of Communism Started with film on 1989 I. Structural Weaknesses Economic o Soviet economy = dinosaur economy Obsolete can t produce consumer products fast enough, easily Isn t adaptive everything planned already, inflexible Icons of obsolescence Car Chernobyl High growth rate at first Issue of housing Political o De-Stalinization only on the surface No fundamental reform o Follow-up to De-Stalinization
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Unformatted text preview: Brezhnev period Repression Brezhnev doctrine 1968 any attempt at liberalization would result in armed suppression Military o Lacks ability to reform itself o Regan Star Wars, STI II. Protest Rise of Dissent Resurface in Poland Solidarity Interaction between the East and the West Role of the Church o Pope s visit o Religion as an expression of nationalism III. Gorbachev...
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2010 for the course HIST 158C taught by Professor Adamthwaite during the Fall '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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