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    The Soviet Union hit the peak of its domestic prosperity in the early 1970s, but by the late 1970s things started to decline. Economic growth declined throughout the late 70s and into the mid 80s. Furthermore, The arms race and the large military investment that the Soviet Union was involved in, contributed to a stagnating economy. In addition, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, in 1979, was devastating to the super power. The loss in Afghanistan was embarrassing and costly for the USSR. Based…

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    Communism in the Soviet Union was greatly feared throughout the rest of Europe. From its beginnings in Lenin to the end of it when the Soviet Union fell and Boris Yeltsin became the government leader in Russia, the Red Scare ran throughout not only Europe but the whole world. Lenin was the first to come up with the Communist party, and it was enhanced by Stalin. Stalin became a totalitarian dictator of Russia, and used fear and terror in the Communist Party to enforce their ophilisoihpies.…

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    After World War II it was believed there were two nations that came out decisively as the far more superior out of any other nation that participated in the war. Both the United States and the Soviet Union appeared to be the two nations that would eventually become the leaders in politics, military, and technological advances among any other nation around the world. Although the two nations were allies and fought together against the Axis powers during World War II, they would become rivals in…

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    Communist Chinese Republic and the Soviet Union. During the rise of the Communist Chinese Republic, the Soviet Union had already gained status as a World Power. As a result, Chairman Mao idolized the Soviet empire, and utilized it as a model for the Chinese Republic. In order to attain a similar empire to the Soviet Union, the Communist Chinese Republic required a great deal of foreign aid. Therefore, in order to support the expansion of communism, the Soviet Union provided funds to the Chinese…

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    novel written to show the society of the Soviet Union during the Brezhnev Era. By analizing the novel you will see how Vladimir Voinovich (Author) used a comical theme to point out the problems of the Soviet Union. This will give a better prospective of the 1970’s Soviet society. The Brezhnev Era was one of the most important time periods of the Soviet Union. After looking over the society of the 1970’s Soviet Union, We will look at the 1930’s Soviet Union. To help justify the research I will…

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    Soviet Union’s Sphere of Influence In order for the Soviet Union to expand their sphere of influence to become a superpower in the 20th century they gave money, weapons, and physically occupied countries. Since they wanted territory, they gave Cuba missiles so they could fight the United States, and supported them economically. They invaded Afghanistan because they wanted oil, materials, location, and trade ports. Finally, they wanted the Eastern Bloc as a buffer and wanted their materials. To…

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    in which Soviet Union (or Russia) was the pioneer. Under the leadership of Lenin, the Communist Party gained power in Russia in 1920, ending the bloody Civil War. With the authority of Lenin and the Bolsheviks, Soviet Union was significantly improved economically and societally, especially after suffering the tremendous casualties since the Great War. Nonetheless, after Lenin’s death in 1924, Joseph Stalin finally gained power and quickly, he made several significant changes in the Soviet…

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    Nazi invades Soviet Union Under the codename Operation Barbarossa,Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941 the largest German military operation of World War II. Hitler launched his armies eastward in a massive invasion of the Soviet Union, three great army groups with over three million German soldiers,150 divisions, and three thousand tanks smashed across the frontier into Soviet territory. The invasion covered a front from the North Cape to the Black Sea. By this point German…

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    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…

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    Marx’s Vision vs. USSR The Soviet Union had its roots in the Russian Revolution in 1917 in which the Bolsheviks, the majority of the Marxist Social Democratic Labour Party, defeated the provisional government and formed the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic. This sparked a civil war in which the pro-revolutionists, or Communists who were former Bolsheviks, eventually prevailed over the counter-revolutionists in 1922 and established the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The leader…

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