Collapse of Communism


MI HST 313B Summit Modern US History (R) K19 Section 1 IST


Collapse of Communism

Discussion The Collapse of Communism in the Soviet Union

Why did communism in the Soviet Union collapse in the late 1980s?


  • Political factors: What did leaders in the Soviet Union, the United States, and Europe do to further the fall of communism?
  • Military factors: What effect did military policies and actions in the United States and in the Soviet Union have?
  • Economic factors: What effect did the economic situation in the Soviet Union have?
  • Social/cultural factors: What was the attitude of the people of the Soviet bloc countries? What impact did glasnost have? What was the impact of dissidents?




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