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Unformatted text preview: -Soviets appeared to have weathered the storm. Soviet economic collapse is mostly after 1989 -Soviet growth flat since 1970, but no drop in mid-80s. Precipitating Events December 88-November 89. -Gorbachev repeals Brezhnev Doctrine and replaces it with Grand Plan: o Cut superpower arsenals, halt nuclear testing, eliminate medium range nuclear missiles, opposed to SDI. Ends up with the Sinatra Doctrine -Common security. -USSR will not intervene militarily to support empire. -Communist governments collapse in 89....
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- Fall '11