Decline of the Soviet Union (Division of Germany (Capitalism (Economy…
Decline of the Soviet Union
He was the eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union.
General Secretary of the communist party
of the Soviet Union, from 1985-1991.
Division of Germany
Collapse freed people to be able to emigrate
Young people were disappointed with progress in East
West Berlin supported by U.S., France, and Great Britain
East Germany conflicted with east due to communist beliefs
Reached a point of no growth, moreso decline
Gave military aid to the Afghan rebels to help maintain a war that the Soviet Union could not win.
92 ethnic groups
Soviet Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Moldova, Uzbekistan, and Azerbaijan all called for independence.
Was the General Secretary of the Central Commitee.