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Unformatted text preview: If you didn’t get any such e-mail, answer the following question in 1 page (200-300 words). -According to Suny, “the death of the Soviet Union in its seventy-fourth year represented a failure of Gorbachev’s attempt to manage a triple reform of democratization, economic transformation, and decolonization of the non-Russian republics.” Even though Gorbachev believed in som and only wanted to reform it, the end of his time in office marked the death of som in Russia. Based on what you read in the chapter, what stands out for you as Gorbachev’s biggest political mistake? I define a mistake as policy that did not reach its goals or had unintended consequences from Gorbachev’s point of view. Be specific (don’t talk about perestroika or his reforms in general terms, but pick a particular political decision) and use evidence from the Chapter to illustrate how it contributed to the collapse of U.S.S.R....
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2010 for the course ECON 4313 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Minnesota.
- Fall '08