Lecture 12 from Stalin to Gorbachev

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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 12 from Stalin to Gorbachev: How Soviet Union Died? A. Brezhnev and the slide into cynicism (1964 82) Brezhnev: A Stalinist apparatchik, appointed 1952 Brezhnevs lessons: no offense, no adventurism Foreign policy caution Military arms built-up [insert the graph of number of nuclear missile stocked by the US and the USSR] Restalinization Party stabilityKhrushchev wants more competition in the party Ruled by the old Yuri Andropov 1914 84 (want to bring a fresh mind to the Soviet Leadership) Konstantin Chernenko 1911 85 (Brezhnev close follower) Previously, the managerial position of SOEs should be the members of the party Soviet is oil exporting country By rising the price of alcohol, but people making their own alcohol, government also lost revenue from selling alcohol (live and let live, cronyism) The Brezhnev Generation in the 1970s: Aging and increasing infirm 1982: Brezhnev dies after years of illness B. Brezhnevs Legacy A closed, Stalinist society Superpower status and Dtente High defence effort (25% of GNP) Economic and technological stagnation GerontocracyKhrushchev wants more competition in the party Ruled by the old Yuri Andropov 1914 84 (want to bring a fresh mind to the Soviet Leadership)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course POLI 11 taught by Professor Strom during the Winter '11 term at UCSD.

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