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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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    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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    and USSR began building arsenals of these weapons, something the Soviets believed they were trailing the US in. To address this, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev moved to place Soviet Nuclear Missiles in Cuba, well within striking distance of the US. He…

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    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 had different ideals to each other, which took the Soviet Union towards a new direction. These ideals like Khrushchev willing to risk so much for so little led to the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. The crisis led to the worsening relationship between the…

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    The Kitchen Debate and Cold War Consumer Politics by Shane Hamilton and Sarah Phillips highlights the debates of Richard Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev. Nikita Khrushchev and USSR are the clear victors of the kitchen debate. Khrushchev’s concern about the Soviet population as a whole is a key reason as to why he is the winner of the debate. Instead of being concerned about individualism, his focus was on the people and how he could better the country. To begin, unlike Nixon, Khrushchev sought out…

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    Nikita Khrushchev, The leader of the Soviet Union during that period, Nikita Khrushchev appeared to have had one major goal: de-Stalinization. He also was on a mission to reform domestic welfare and actually put it to policy by placing a new plan in effect in 1959. This said plan was a…

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    to prevent any and all potential threats to national security. The Cuban missile base simply could have been catastrophically devastating had the proper precautions been in order. A base so close to American shores could easily prove advantageous, should President Kennedy allow it. Either fortunate or unfortunate, Kennedy acted very swiftly and may have made a few short-sighted judgements along the way. 13 days after the start of the confrontation Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev agrees not to…

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