History of Europe
History of Russia
Soviet Union (USSR)
How did the economic issues contribute to the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War?
Asked in Political Theory
How did major political personalities state's rights and economic issues contribute to the reemergence of a two party system from 1820-1840?
Asked in History of the United States
The two issues that often contribute to the fall of civilizations are?
Asked in Ronald Reagan, Communism, Soviet Union (USSR)
Why do some people credit President Ronald Reagan's polities with causing the fall of communism in the Soviet Union?
There is the argument that Reagan's military spending pushed the Soviet Union into bankruptcy or that the forcefulness of his character forced the Soviet Union to collapse. However, this is mainly based on the idea that charisma and outward strength force an enemy to capitulate rather than an actual analysis of the internal issues of the Soviet Union. Any US president in the same position as Reagan would have presided over the fall of the Soviet Union since the issues were domestic upheaval, economic stagnation, increasing agitation over having a poor life, and Gorbachev's domestic reforms which allowed the rage over these issues to boil over into the public space.