The Soviet Union And Soviet Nations During The Cold War Essay

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The Soviet Union was one of the most powerful communist countries in the world due to its invincible army. During the Stalin’s era, Moscow was the center of an international communist movement. Most of the communist nations during the Cold War were the Soviet satellite states such as Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Bulgaria, along with China. From the Soviet’s perspective, the foreign communist parties could be used in diplomatic games with the Western powers and as necessary parts of the Soviet project to create one big international communist system. During the Khrushchev, Brezhnev, and Gorbachev eras, ideological factors were the main contributor to the Soviet’s foreign policy with other communist countries and the West. The combinations of geopolitical ambitions and “the revolutionary imperial paradigm” help guided the Soviet’s policies and behaviors toward the management of relations with other ruling communist parties (Zubok). Nevertheless, the Soviet’ failure to successfully managed the relationship between domestic and foreign affairs, as well as the shift in ideological dogma caused many conflicts at home and abroad. This eventually led up to the collapse of the communist bloc. After Stalin’s death, Nikita Khrushchev, rose to power by overcoming many political adversaries. Khrushchev was the catalyst of political and social change. Both of his domestic and foreign policies bring out improvements; however, they were not enough to fix the fundamental problems.…

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