HIS104-WK5-DQ1 - What factors led to the collapse of communism The Philippians Chile South Africa all moved toward an uprising of dictatorship

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What factors led to the collapse of communism? The Philippians, Chile, South Africa all moved toward an uprising of dictatorship government to a democracy elected government. These countries were linked and certainly inspired some of the change in the Warsaw Pact. The communist nations failed to provide for the needs of their people and dissatisfaction spread among the population. Mikhail Gorbachev began making reforms to the communist party by liberalizing the economy and lifting the cultural constraints on the people. His main focus was on openness and restructuring. This spread throughout EasternEurope. As a result the Polish government was forced to accept non-communist political parties into parliament. Following Hungary opened its borders to Austria. This allowed freedom of travel between the countries for the first time. Then in 1998, anti-government demonstrators in East Germany took to the streets and tore down the wall dividing East and West Berlin. That wasa panicle point in world history.What were some of the positive and negative aspects of the collapse of communism?There were so many positive and negative aspects of the collapse of communism such as;-Middle and Eastern Europe became much more lucrative.-Tourism increased dramatically.-The Berlin Wall was demolished-Europe started on a quick progress towards unification.-Communism was discredited as a viable economic and political tradition, only surviving by force in places like China where the people perhaps are not ready for Social equality.-The presence of nuclear war lessened considerably.

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