Gorbachev.C.10 - USSR Disintegrating National Question...

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Economy ( Perestroika Sluggish Growth; Budget Deficits = 20% of GNP Armenian Earthquake; Chernobyl; Afghanistan Anti-Alcohol Campaign Trial and Error: Reforms to “Privatize Socialism” Industry: Enterprises Given Greater Autonomy (1988) Price Increase: No Increase in Productivity “Cooperatives”; Joint Ventures with Foreign Firms; Black Market Skyrockets; New Millionaires Agricultural Reform: Little Interest in Leases Shortages; Inflation Wages, Pensions Lose Value Coal Miners Strike: No Soap (7/89) Radicalization of Reformers: “500 Days Program” (9/90) Opposition; Gorbachev Withdraws Support (10/90) Economic Collapse: Rationing, Nostalgia
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Unformatted text preview: USSR Disintegrating : National Question: Federalism “Ethnic Blindness” Kazakhstan Riots (12/86) Nagorno-Karabakh (1988) Soviet Troops (1/90) Moves towards Independence: Eastern European Influence Lithuania (3/90) Soviet Economic Blockade (4/90) Russian Nationalism: Yeltsin (5/90) “Dual Power” Gorbachev Veers Right (12/90): Motives? Appoints Conservatives – Outrages Liberals Shevardnadze’s Warning (12/90) Preservation of Union Issue “Crises” in Lithuania & Latvia Crackdown (1/91) Gorbachev’s Role? Pro-Yeltsin Protests Referendum (3/91) Union Treaty Proposal (9+1)...
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