A Coggle Diagram about Mikhail Gorbachev
(After the war in Afghanistan, Gorbachev took control and tried to make new reforms because of the low quality of life and low economy/high dept.
, Perestroika: restructuring of the Soviet economy to “practice” capitalism and individual control of business
, Glasnost: Free flows of ideas, opinions, information. Sadly this is not true for today in Russia.
and Demokratizsia: reform to make a more democratic government
), Cuban Missile Crisis
(After the Cuban Revolution, the USSR came in to help the Cubans. By doing this they ended up pointing multiple missiles at the United States just like the US had done facing Russia. The US found these missiles by their spy planes. Both presidents came to the agreement to get the missiles taken down from facing the US and go back to the USSR, also the Us would remove the missiles facing USSR in Turkey and Italy. This almost lead the two superpowers to start a nuclear war because they could have easily sent missiles to blow up each other’s opposing countries.
(Easing cold war tensions in the 1970s, begun by president nixon US
(When Khrushchev came into power in the USSR. He fixed everything that resembled Stalin, he was forced to correct the history books, change names of countries/areas, and make it so that the USSR would not be all about Stalin. It was all about forgetting stalin and his ideals.
), Ronald Reagan's actions
, Why the soviet union felt apart???
, Afghan War Interviews
(The Afghan people: were in lots of pain, they lead miserable lives, their homes were destroyed, their family members were killed, they blamed the Russians greatly (soldiers treated them very poorly and cruelly), they thought they did it because they want communist power
Russian Soldier: They were forced to eat canned food, and they had little access to food, technology etc. People bribed the soldiers with Vodka, moonshine, alcohol, drugs. The soldiers were extremely cruel to the people in Afghanistan.
(created the idea of desalinization, was a soviet
), Cold War events in order: 1-east germany builds berlin wall, 2-cuban missile crisis, 3- us commits troops to south vietnam, 4- south vietnam falls to communist forces, 5-soviets invade Afghanistan, 6-gorbachev becomes leader of the soviet union and declares new reforms, 7- berlin wall is demolished, 8-gorbachev is couped 9-soviet union is abolished.
and Rise and fall of Berlin Wall: - One day during the night they put up the wall separating west and east berlin
- people used to go back and forth, but once the wall was put up families and friends were separated for over 30 years
- The wall stopped communists from entering into west berlin
- One day when the government was gone, people just started to get up on the wall and the soldiers did nothing about it
- Checkpoint Charlie: Russian soldiers are at the border vs Us who has troops and tanks. They pulled away and was very close to starting a war