GEOG 1000 - Lecture 17 - Nov. 14, 2011

GEOG 1000 - Lecture 17 - Nov. 14, 2011 - to a war that the...

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The End of History? Russia in a Post-Soviet World - Governed by violent people - When Lenin dies he wants Trotsky to replace him - Trotsky and Stalin disagree - Trend in having a brutal leader - Not as industrialized as Stalin wants it to be - Germany ended up invading the Soviet Union despite the deal made between Hitler and Stalin - Yalta – Feb. 1945 - Stalin had the largest army in Europe at the time - Germany split - Berlin was a divided city - The Berlin Wall: August 1961 - The isolation of West Berlin was so extreme that the suicide rate was extraordinarily high - The Cold War was when the Soviet Union and the West were always ready to go
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Unformatted text preview: to a war that the world had never seen-Nuclear weaponry-Estimated 60 million people lost their lives from Stalins rule-Mikhail Gorbachev says that they cant continue the way it had been going in the country-By 1991 all these countries have broken apart-Berlin wall comes down-Environmental and Health issues in post-Soviet countries-Market was worse than great depression after the Soviet Union collapsed-When borders opened drug trade opened up-AIDs spreads quickly -Vladimir Putin – he oversees a new international role for Russia-NATO, G-8-Russian mafia expands in a global way-...
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