Soviet union crashed in 1991 Lost international status Economy crashed Things

Soviet union crashed in 1991 lost international

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Soviet union crashed in 1991 - Lost international status - Economy crashed - Things were terrible - When putin came into office he turned the country around - The price of oil went up - And he has projected russia as a world power - Putin pushes against the other countries around such as US - Started taking lands around russia - He is a living legend because he changed history - He reformed russia - Streamlined the government - He has pushed the government to the right - Consolidated power in the past 16 years - By controlling the press - Propaganda - Pressing out into the syrian war - He has been militarily and politically successful - Be chechnya is war - Successfully invaded georgia in 2006 - Hosted winter olympics - Successfully invaded eastern ukraine in 2014 - Seized the crimean peninsula - Rebuilding the military - Increased border patrols - Regular patrols navy in black sea, baltic sea, Arctic Sea - Doing tests in the baltic sea to push back against NATO - Russia is a ONE PARTY STATE - Russia today is the main party Turkish President Erdogan - Turkey is a huge allie of the US - NATO member - Team west - All since WWII - Leaders of turkey have all usually favored western society - Fully islamic state - Erdogan is a very religious person even though turkey wants to be a secular liberal democracy despite its almost 100 percent islamic population - Most successful islamic democracy on earth - Blurring the religious and secular lines in the government which is scaring people - He is apart of the AK party - Elected president in 2014 - Supposed to be prime minister top spot but erdogan is changing it - He helped turkey as prime minister
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- Fixing the economy - But now things are changing - People started protesting him changing rules to give more power to the president (himself) - Put down by military power order by Erdogan - Multiple terrorist attacks - Kurdish people - ISIS - Scaring more people which is giving Erdogan more power - Starting to invade Syria - Bombing ISIS and Kurds - Even though Kurds are fighting against ISIS - People start to flee Syria and a lot of the refugees have to go through Turkey - UN has given money and begged turkey to not allow it to happen - US need turkey to fight ISIS in syria - Turkey is trying to warm up to russia and be allies - Erdogan is slowing gaining more power as more people need more things from them - All the mess that's happening is changing Turkey from a more NATO western country into something else which could change a lot of things in the world - Turning into a one party state - Erdogan will be around for a while he has a lot of support - Can repress political opposition - Can get any legislation passed - But it is not as lopsided as russia and this means we could see protests and a lot of people pushing back
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