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1985: Gorbachev’s plan Reforming communism at home – had to be reformed in order to be saved, but these exposed the flaws of communism Glastnost “openness” he wanted to create a more open and critical public sphere so that the problems could be fixed, you cant fix it if you don’t know what’s broken and Perestorika “restructuring” reform the economy, create a little bit of room for private sectors to operate to stimulate the economy – he wasn’t giving up on a planned economy but he was moving away from the rigidity of the 5 year plan, like glastnost it also exposes the inefficiencies End the Brezhnev doctrine – rejection of the Brezhnev doctrine Ending the Cold war: the return of détente, Reagan and Gorbachev show a willingness to talk and détente remerges – credit belongs to both sides, gorbachev is willing to make changes, and Reagan is a good mediator Summit politics and IMF treaty – agree to eliminate an entire class of nuclear weapons,
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course HIST 128 taught by Professor Nelson during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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