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    The Soviet Union under Leonid Brezhnev was very different place than the Soviet Union under Mikhail Gorbachev. While these leader faced similar problems, their methods of repairing the Soviet Union differed greatly. While Gorbachev was open to change Brezhnev was very conservative and unwilling to reform. Brezhnev remained in power for eighteen year, but its was Gorbachev that completely changed the landscape of the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union under both Gorbachev and Brezhnev faced…

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    the Soviet Union’s industry as a whole, especially the nuclear industry. Eventually, the dissent generated from the Chernobyl incident and the discovery of its lack of safety lead to the shutdown of all RBMK’s in the Soviet Union outside of Russia. Ultimately, the Chernobyl incident was the beginning of the international fear of “using bombs to generate electricity.” On the day of the second anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, Russian scientist Valery Legasov committed suicide. Upon his…

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    ethnic diversity of the Soviet Union to be a source of endless fascination, a topic I could spend countless hours on and never grow tired of. The cultural and ethnic diversity of the Soviet Union has been a passion of mine ever since I found and listened to an old CD with the different anthems of the various Soviet Socialist Republics (SSRs) such as Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Byelorussia. I am captivated by the diversity and cooperation of the various states within the Union and the satellites…

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    Nevertheless I didn’t expect to convince you, but the continuance of uninterrupted thought was expected, unfortunately [quote]Do you even know anything about the Soviet Union and it's policies? If you did you would understand how flawed your comparison is[/quote] I’m not sure if you’re rendering Russia faceless by applying Soviet Union. However until informed otherwise, I will assume you're an expert, but getting back to the issue. Your argument has a stake in elevating Finnish snipers.…

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    used the Soviet Union of why communism must be contained. He stated that the Soviet Union is negative and destructive and they want to spread their global influence and policies. He claims that they will not stop the spread of communism until they are the dominate power in the world. He wants delegates to keep that information in mind when negotiating with them. He compares the Soviet Union to America, in America culture will change and political opinions will too. While in the Soviet Union they…

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    “Brother and the Soviet Union” In the book 1984 by George Orwell, the protagonist Winston Smith lives in a futuristic dystopian society with tyrannical rulers and corrupt governments. The book contains many references and allusions to the Soviet Union at the time of Stalin’s rule. Orwell used his knowledge and experience from communism and Soviet Russia at the time to write 1984. The dictator in 1984 was called “Big Brother” and was very similar to Joseph Stalin. Big Brother has a “heavy…

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    The balkanization that caused Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union to break up is caused by Nationalism and the different ethnicities that existed within Austria-Hungary and then Yugoslavia later. Austria-Hungary's primary culture was Austrian, part of the German Cultural branch, yet most of the empire was Slavic Balkan. The breakup of Austria-Hungary created Yugoslavia, and while the ethnicities were part of the same cultural group, the different ethnicities trying to gain power would lead to its…

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    Animal Farm is the eye-opening account of communism in the Soviet Union told through animals who take over a farm. Like Stalin and his communist associates took over the Soviet Union, making communism seem beneficial to the people through propaganda, Napoleon and his pigs take over Manor Farm, making the heavy work load and little reward seem beneficial to the other animals. If the animals had only applied this verse to their lives! The animals, in all their gullibility, succumbed to the…

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    In 1991, when the Soviet Union collapsed, there was a large change in Russia. For the first time in Russia, people felt like the vote actually did make a difference. When the Soviet Union collapsed, my aunt Sveta was fourteen. Of course at that age, she could of not vote, because voting is only for eighteen years or older, but her parents did. Before coming to the election, they prepared at home. They put on their best outfit, girls wear their beautiful dresses and boys put on their most…

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    Soccer has been in Russia and the Soviet Union since the beginning of the 20th century. Even though soccer has been in Russia for the better part of 100 years, soccer fan culture has remained the same across the decades. The fans have always and will always be enthusiastically cheering for their team. However, while there were incidents of fans getting rowdy during the early days of soccer, there is a new sub culture present today that was not present back then. This subculture is known as…

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