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Surname 1Student's nameProfessor's nameCourseDateThe Collapse of Communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern EuropeIn social sciences and politics, communism is regarded as an economic and political ideology aiming to establish a communist society characteristic by lack of states, social classes, and money. The idea of communism grew to a greater deal after the end of the second world war.The ideology was rooted more in Russia and other European countries such as Germany, Hungary, Romania, and Poland. These countries took the lead at sabotaging capitalism that was seen as the root cause of social classes, states, and money as members of the societies strived to gain wealth and power using both fair and evil means. Communist regimes were strongly supported and embraced around the globe during the first half of the 20th century. Almost one-third of the total global population lived under some form of communism by the 1870s (Weisner-Hanks 253-291). Nevertheless, many of these forms and regimes of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe collapsed a century later. This paper will discuss the forces that brought about the end of communist regimes in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. More so,