1196006559 - THE FALL OF THE SOVIET UNION A. INTRODUCTION...

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THE FALL OF THE SOVIET UNION A. INTRODUCTION -Soviet Union at war in Afghanistan, 1979-1989; mujahideen B. POPULAR DISCONTENT I. Poor Living Standards II. The Shortcomings of a Centralized, State-Planned Economy -“economy of shortage” III. Social Relations and Procuring Consumer Goods - dachas = summer residences C. FROM PETITIONS TO DISSENT I. Petitions II. The Dissident Movement -1965-66 trial of Andrei Sinyavskii and Yulii Daniel; public demonstration at Pushkin Square in Moscow on December 5 th , 1965 - samizdat = self-published, i.e., not through official channels, literature D. FROM THE QUIET REVOLUTION TO GORBACHEV -Andrei Sakharov, nuclear physicist and dissident -Helsinki Accords (1975) E. THE GORBACHEV ERA (1985-1991), THROUGH THE “PUTSCH” -Mikhail Gorbachev (1985-1991) I. Signs that the Soviet System Might Prevail… -influence of Prague Spring, Dubcek and “socialism with a human face” - perestroika (“restructuring”) and glasnost’ (“openness”) II. Reform from the Top
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 102 taught by Professor Varga-harris during the Spring '08 term at Illinois State.

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