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    The Soviet Union

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    The Soviet Union formally collapsed on December 26th‚ 1991. The dissolution of the world’s first and largest Communist state also marked the end of the Cold War. Mikhail Gorbachev (in office from May 25th‚ 1989- December 25th‚ 1991) was the leader of the Soviet Union mainly credited in driving the Soviet Union into near disaster. This collapse has been debated by many historians‚ whether it was inevitable or it was pressured into collapse. I focused my research on the causes of the collapse

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    Soviet Union

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    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russian: Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик‚ tr. Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik) abbreviated to USSR (Russian: СССР‚ tr. SSSR) or the Soviet Union (Russian: Советский Союз‚ tr. Sovetsky Soyuz)‚ was a constitutionally socialist state that existed between 1922 and 1991‚ ruled as a single-party state by the Communist Party with its capital as Moscow.[3] A union of 15 subnational Soviet republics‚ its government and economy were highly

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    Collapse of the Soviet Union For most of the 1900’s‚ the Soviet Union was one of the most powerful countries in the world. They fought in both World Wars and they also helped to defeat the Nazis in World War 2. Even with all of their achievements‚ the Soviet Union’s government began to disagree with the people and even force their will upon them in the mid to late 1900’s and they finally collapsed in 1991. The collapse of the Soviet Union was caused mainly by internal issues that developed long

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    The Fall of the Soviet Union

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    THE  DREAM  THAT  FAILED:   THE  FALL  OF  THE  SOVIET  EMPIRE     Research  Question:  What  factors  contributed  to  the  collapse  of  the  USSR   in  1991?       Paper  Word  Count:  3‚982                   The  work  contained  within  is  my  own  –  unless  otherwise  cited     _________________________________________

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    Women in the Soviet Union

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    Women in the Soviet Dictatorship How were the lives of Soviet women affected by the policies of the Stalin era? Document 1 Source: Izvestiia‚ “Old Way of Life‚” March 8‚ 1930. Document 2 Source: Pravda‚ "On the Path to a Great Emancipation‚" March 8‚ 1929. Today is international communist women’s day‚ the international day for working women. Today is a holiday in honor of one-half of the international proletarian army and in honor of the women

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    Soviet Union Relationship

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    between the United States and the Soviet Union developed during World War II was built on classic convenience‚ not forged through strong diplomatic ties or anything of the sort‚ in fact‚ both nations had deep distrust with each other‚ the entire liaison was formed around the two countries mutual enemy‚ Hitler‚ and once that enemy had been defeated‚ the foundation in which the relationship was formed‚ slowly‚ but inevitably collapsed. The “alliance” with the Soviet Union during the war did little to actually

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    Soviet Union Ww2

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    The USSR stands for Union of Soviet Socialist Republics consisting of Russia and the surrounding countries. It was founded five years after the Russian Revolution. World War II lasted six years and almost all the countries of the world were engaged in it. It was a war between the Axis Powers (mainly Germany‚ Italy‚ and Japan) and the Allies (mainly England‚ U.S.‚ and USSR). But today I will be focusing on the Soviet Union. They played a very dramatic role in the war and more people should know about

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    Soviet Union DBQ

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    In 1924‚ the Soviet Union faced a power struggle when it’s leader and creator Vladimir Lenin died. His successor however‚ came into power and immediately began to make changes. This man knew exactly what he wanted to keep and more importantly what he wanted to change. His birth name was Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili‚ but who could possibly rule and leave a legacy with that name? He then adopted the name Joseph Stalin‚ (which means man of steel.) and began to rule the Soviet Union. At this time

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    Ukraine to Soviet Union

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    Ukraine to soviet union The breakup of the Soviet Union was a pivotal event of the 20the century that changed significantly the political environment of the world. Million of people in Eastern Europe awakened from a bad dream as the communism collapsed. Poland and Ukraine are two of the countries that have come out of the Communist block and embarked in a transition‚ from the general characteristics of a Communist society (dictatorship‚ single-party system‚ state economy) to those of a capitalist

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    The novel Omon Ra‚ written by Victor Pelevin‚ Illustrates the absurdity of the Soviet Union and how important heroism‚ science‚ the military and space exploration was to the Union at the time. One of the main themes of this novel is the coming of age. Omon yearns to become a cosmonaut and a hero‚ or just to accomplish something important during his lifetime. But with aid from a series of events‚ he later realizes that heroism is nothing but a glorified illusion and something he does not wish to be

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