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To what extend did Eastern Europe owe its independence to Mikhail Gorbachev?



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He helped lead the Soviet Union to collapse withhis Glastnost and Perestroika reforms that caused political instability and price inflation. Whenthey stopedspreading the communistidealogy due to their downfalling economy,it helped spike an anti communist reformation that helped other European countries to escape the samecommunist fate.