Essay about Soviet War And The Soviet Union

975 Words Jun 10th, 2015 4 Pages
There is a saying that goes, “Nothing lasts forever.” The Soviet Union thought that they would always have power and the nations they had control over would never break away however he USSR and the Eastern Bloc nations did break away. The Cold War started in 1947, a couple years after the end of World War II and ended in 1991. The Cold War was fought using proxy wars fought off their land such as the Korean War and the Vietnam War. In 1985, the Soviet economy was stagnant and faced a sharp fall in foreign currency earnings as a result of the downward slide in oil prices in the 1980s. By 1989, the Soviet alliance system was on the brink of collapse, and, deprived of Soviet military support, the Communist leaders of the Warsaw Pact states were losing power. Eventually, the Eastern Bloc nations and the Soviet Republic broke away. However, the break up of the USSR and the Eastern Bloc nations was inevitable due to the USSR’s economic status, the Afghanistan War, and Soviet reforms. One reason why the breakup of the USSR and the Eastern Bloc nations was inevitable was due to the economic state that the Soviet Union was in. In 1990, the president of Czechoslovakia, Vaclav Havel, said “We have spoiled our land, rivers, and forests, inherited from our ancestors, and we have, today, the worst environment in the whole of Europe. Adults die here earlier than in the majority of European countries…” He says that Czechoslovakia now has polluted land, rivers,and forests and that they…

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