HIST 264 Notes_Lecture 19_End of Cold War

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End of Communism 1/27/13 2:28 PM End of Cold War=turning point 1989 end of 1 party rule and Leninist system end of cold war=end of confrontation between East and West, especially with  proxies. “Return to Europe”; US used Cold War to enter World Politics Post-Communist reform, history NOT over. How to reform legacy? Transformation to unified Europe (no longer just Western Europe) European project  is on its own, no longer with the protection of US hegemony 1980s:  Working class status has become hereditary (no longer peasant). If the  children of these new workers stay workers, there is no more “advancement”.  Intellectuals—after destruction, still have humanist tradition. Communism had  created its own intellectual class: in order to be functional it could not be  isolated like the rest of the population. Needs travel for publication and  conferences Consumerism: all regimes back into consumerism (to satisfy workers) quality  of products not good, but as long as they are better than that of their  neighbors everyone is content.  Use loans to finance this new consumerism, NOT used for investment  (so harder to pay off debt)  Conditionality : all of the loans come with this. Give money, BUT must meet  certain conditions. Both the US and USSR use this technique
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  • Spring '11
  • TimothySnyder
  • Lenin, USSR, Cold War, Digraph, high politics, humanist tradition. Communism, Cold War=turning point, Working class status

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