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    The events that took place subsequent to Joseph Stalin’s death in 1953 transformed the Soviet Communism and way of life in many different ways. Essentially, the transformation of Soviet life after the Thaw can be said to have undergone three phases: introduction of reforms during Khrushchev’s era, the Brezhnev stagnation, and Gorbachev reforms that ultimately led to the Soviet Union dissolving in 1991. When Nikita Khrushchev rose to power, he made significant reforms including policies of peace between the Soviet and other nations and de-Stalinization (Hosking, 1993). The period between 1950s and early 1960s, the Thaw, represented the reverse of suppression of the proletariat and censorship of information in the Soviet Union. In addition,…

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    cotton-wooled dream brutally’ (Besson 1993:12 autobiography). At 17, he decided to quit everything, school, family, friends, in order to pursue his career as a filmmaker. “ I was never polluted by the world of cinema. I didn 't even have a TV until I was 16. My expression is a reflection of the world I have seen, and in that world everyone was barefoot in bathing suits, following the order of the sea, the natural order of sunrise and sunset. I never went to the cinémathèque. I didn 't know much…

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    During August 13,1961, Nikita Khrushchev had ordered for the construction of the Berlin. This wall surrounded West Berlin and was built because West Berlin was a way for thousands of East Germans to run to the democratic West. People were able to buy supplies from the east using money made in the west because it was cheaper. This caused an economical problem within the city. The wall was built to prevent these problems however it had split the country showing how the Soviet Union was…

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    After the death of Stalin, there was an intense struggle for power, and the winner became first secretary Nikita Khrushchev. On the occasion of becoming a leader of the Soviet Union, he gave a speech “On the Cult of Personality and Its Consequences” that is characterized by the severe criticism of the political system of the state while Stalin was ruling the country. This speech is a manifestation of the Communist ideas and ideals while it points out the most critical moments in the ruling of…

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    Nikita Khrushchev consolidated his position in 1955 after eliminating all competition, the Great Patriotic War resulted in economic problems within the Soviet Union. Khrushchev had decided that the agriculture as well as the industry sectors of the soviet economy needed reforms, this process became known as ‘reform communism’, a type of communism permitting some kind of reform whilst maintaining its essential features. (Todd, 112)) Khrushchev understood that the collectivisation of agriculture…

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    Nikita Khrushchev was a communist politician in the Soviet Union. He was in power during and after the reign of Joseph Stalin. He led the Soviets in the Cold War and was prominent in the Cuban Missile Crisis. Khrushchev was once a very faithful follower of Stalin, but the tables turned once Stalin died. He came into power and gave a speech completely denouncing Stalin only three years after his death. Most people were very shocked about this, but what shocked them even more were the policies…

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    leaders, among other aspects of the crisis. Newspaper articles will be used to assess the differing reactions of the press, while books and interviews will provide invaluable retrospective analysis. Two sources, “Soviet Perspective on the Cuban Missile Crisis from Nikita Khrushchev’s Son,” an interview, and “Kennedy Replies,” a New York Times article, will then be evaluated to establish their…

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    Encompassing a majority of the world, the Cold War hit Americans closest to home with the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. Faulkner's fear of “when will I be blown up” never held such real ramifications for the US. With the rising to power of Fidel Castro and the straying from American influence Cuba began to identify with the Soviet Union producing its own communist regime. In 1961 the US tried to overthrow the newly communist government of Cuba with the failed invasion known as the Bay of Pigs,…

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    contributed to the eventual collapse of the Soviet system. Starting in 1953 the downfall of the Soviet Union began with the death of Joseph Stalin, dictator of Soviet Union from 1924 to 1953. Stalin started his leadership as Communist leader, but over time turned the Soviet government into a dictatorship. After his death, Communist Party leaders did not know what to do with the government which created havoc in political, social, and economical affairs. Once dead a reformer by the name of…

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    Changes in the Soviet Role in the Cold War changed during the period from the mid 1940’s to mid 1960’s because of the many major events like the COMECON conference and death of Joseph Stalin. At the end of World War II, the Soviet Union and USA changed from being allies to enemies and not trusting one another. The destalinization process that happened after Nikita Khrushchev took control marked the start of change like beginning to want to repair the image that Stalin had previously set. They…

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