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    Mikhail Gorbachev was one of the few dictators during his time period that did not use murder as a advantage in his society, the Soviet Union. (Gordon F Boreham) He possessed many leadership qualities that it takes to be a worldwide leader and dictator. Many believed that Mikhail Gorbachev would have strived in the Soviet union society. However once he came into office in the Soviet Union the political, economic, and religious view were lacking. (Gordon F Boreham) This making it hard for him to turn around the Soviet economy, for the mere fact that the society was already in terrible shape. However Mikhail Gorbachev greatly influenced the economic, political, and religious views. By Using his many tactics and strategies. Mikhail Gorbachev…

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    Does a hero have to be perfect? Does he have to be the poster boy of everybody, who everyone wants to be? Does he have to save people every day, and risk their lives every day. Though many may not think of Mikhail Gorbachev as a hero, he saved Europe. Had he not been the leader of the Soviet Union, Germany might have still been divided. A Wall might have still existed in Berlin. The Cold War would have continued to get worse and bring diplomatic conflict, and nations that had always been allies,…

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    Mikhail Gorbachev was arguably the most important world statesman of the second half of the twentieth century as the leader of the USSR from 1985-91. Unlike his predecessors, he was an open-minded and forward-looking leader. In order to improve the Soviet economic and political system , he implemented the policies Perestroika and Glasnost which were still controversial up to now. Perestroika means more reformation and was mainly applied to the Politburo and Soviet society. Glasnost means to…

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    For many years, the Soviet-American conflict hung heavy over global affairs, shaping the world with massive military buildups. In addition, to a never-ending nuclear arms race and fierce technological competition as each side tried to gain the upper hand in preparation for the thermonuclear "hot war". The end of the Cold War was a greater historical transformation than 9/11. A greater portion of the cause belongs to Mikhail Gorbachev. Gorbachev wanted to reform communism. However, his reform…

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    down from its pole. The day before, Mikhail Gorbachev officially resigned and transferred his power to Boris Yeltsin; these events marked the end of the Soviet Union and the Cold War; yet the beginning of a new age of democracy in Russia. I was interested by Gorbachev specifically because of how much of a polarizing figure he is in history. He was hated by a significant amount of the Russian public, yet loved for the sincerity behind his reforms, actions and bringing an end to the cold war.…

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    President Ronald Reagan and USSR Head of State Mikhail Gorbachev, two devoted nationalist respectively, created the perfect storm for easing of tensions between the longtime enemies. By addresses each leaders individual personalities, early encounters, and collaborations, we can see the major impact Reagan and Gorbachev’s relationship had on the Cold War and thus avoiding imminent nuclear war. The Personalities Fear of nuclear war had been the international climate since the late 1940s and was…

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    There is no way of telling where we would be had Nixon not created détente, been impeached over the Watergate scandal, had Gorbachev not risen to power or had Ronald Reagan not have been elected. It is impossible to tell. But we can explore their foreign policy decisions and their direct outcomes. With the Cold War, well into its second decade there was increased motive to dissolve tensions and increase trade with these two global powers. Nixon like very president before him wanted to avoid a…

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    A Fatal Transformation: Mikhail Gorbachev Leadership in the Soviet Union contained several dimensions of complexities. To significantly change the political system from its former Communist style leadership, the Soviet Union required a dedicated, intelligent, and compassionate leader. Paving the pathway towards building a free society would not happen overnight; rather, it would take years to refine and develop. Transforming the Soviet Union in the late 20th century presented challenges for…

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    control of over 110 million people spanning over fifteen countries. This union remained until the early nineties; however, the regime showed signs of cracking long before then with a rapidly declining economy which was unable to compete with its capitalist competitors. This caused resentment in Eastern Europe, such as, modern-day Poland and Hungary which lead to people wanting greater freedoms and independence a contributing factor to the Soviet collapse. Other nations like the United States…

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    in order to praise him. On March 11, 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev becomes the new leader of the USSR; he is the only general secretary of the Soviet Union to have been born under Communism rule. Reagan and Gorbachev meet for the first time on November 19th of that year, on a summit in Geneva, Switzerland. Gorbachev’s cooperation with Reagan is largely significant, especially on June 12, 1987. On June 12, 1987, in West Berlin, fifty thousand Berlin residents gathered to hear the United States…

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