When did the Soviet Union collapse?
December of 1991
Mikhail Gorbachev was Soviet Union's last president. His policies of Openness (Glasnost) and reforms (Perestroika) promised to change many things in Soviet Union. However, it was his decision of removing the constitutional role of Communist party in governing the state that lead to the collapse of Soviet Union.
What challenges did former Soviet allies such as Yugoslavia face as a result of the collapse of the Soviet Union?
Ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union, and even before so, the economy of Eastern Europe was in shambles. After the collapse, there was high unemployment, drops in population, slow economic growth, etc. Some former Soviet countries are still in tough economic times from the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the current European debt crisis isn't helping. However, people generally remained joyful and optimistic, simply because they had finally defeated communism and were…
How did Ronald Reagan's aggressive economic policies contribute to the collapse of the Soviet Union?
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and Cuba were both communist countries, and the Soviet Union provided money and supplies to Cuba during the US trade embargo with Cuba. After the collapse of the Soviet Union all aid to Cuba was cut off. Cuba's close proximity to the United States gave the Soviet Union a foothold in the Western hemisphere at the US doorstep.