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Unformatted text preview: Dec. 7: Yeltsin mentioned a trip to Minsk, Belarus to meet with Shuskevich to begin negotiations with Ukraine & Belarus discussions of a Union of Slavic Republics: Gorbachev upset Dec. 8: Yetlsin, Shuskevich, and Kravchuk made a Commonwealth of Independent States organization to supersede the Soviet Union: cut Gorbachev out Ukraine part of some aspects Dec. 19: 11 other republics have joined (Baltic states & Georgia left out) Dec. 25: Gorbachev resigns as president of the Soviet Union claims that support of Commonwealth is important: interstate entity transfers his responsibilities to Yeltsin Gorbachev didnt understand how badly the coup had damaged him 15 new countries emerge 4 nuclear powers : Russia, Ukraine, Belarus & Kazakhstan all atomic weapons transferred to Russia over a few years Russia took on all of Soviet Unions debts...
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2011 for the course HY 265 taught by Professor Dr.georgeliber during the Spring '10 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
- Spring '10