Russia in the 1960's

Topics: Cold War, Soviet Union, Russia Pages: 2 (649 words) Published: September 10, 2010
kaplan university student|
Compare and Contrast life in the U.S. and Russia in 1960|
Parthelia Bonnett|
Unit 2 Assignment|


Russia is a Communist Country, where all the control of property is in the hand of the government directly. It’s the bloodiest form of government ever conceived. The Government chooses who rules. Everyone has equal share of the wealth and so they don’t have the incentive to work hard; therefore the government has to use force to make them. It enslaves the entire population and rules though fear, because it destroys property rights, it makes the production of wealth almost impossible. In 1960 Nikitas Khrushehev was ruler, while he was in office political controls were some degree relaxed, and cultural life experienced a brief period of revival; however opposing to Khrushchev gradually gained strength within the party and in 1964 he was ousted and control was given to Leonid I Brezhnev. On the other hand the U.S. is a Democracy Country where we have three branches of government where each one has its own independent function; for to prevent tyranny of one branch over the other. We get the choice of choosing who rules. Keeping Democracies in contact we have fair, competitive elections, freedom of political expression, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press. John F Kennedy became our 35th President, January 20, 1961 until he was assassinated on November 22, 1963 at Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald. Life in the 1960’s for both U.S. and Russia was a time of inventions, time of competing, and a time of war. They were competing on who was going to be the first to send someone to space. Russia sent the first man, Yuri Gagarin, to ever be in space; they had the first person to space walk outside of their space vehicle, ( Aleksei Leonov); they had the first Moon Landing with the Russia Luna. Although the USSR appeared to be a head in the space race, the U.S. received the ultimate prize, when Neil...
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