Gorbachev was one of the last leaders that changed the USSR to a better
country. He was the one whom liberated the USSR from communism. He had very few
achievements and failures. Thus, some people say he achieved something that the
USSR people wanted. He made USSR into a democratic country. During his rule he
did not succeed what he wanted to do for the USSR. His achievements were to
reform the soviet system, change in economy and living standards, and the
military power of the west. Indeed, Gorbachev did make some changes into his
country but those weren't all the achievements he wanted to make for the USSR.
Gorbachev was born in March 2, 1931 in Privol'noye village, Krasnogvardeisky
district, and Stavropol region. He lived during the rule of Joseph Stalin; he
was there during WWII feeling how WWII was. This means that Gorbachev suffered
and knows how it feels to be in communist rule.
After the war in 1946 he joined
a Communist Youth League called Komsomol and two years later he won a state
medal for his good work in the league. In 1950 Gorbachev went to study to a law
school at Moscow State University, where he graduated and got married with
Raisa Gorbachev. (Biography.com)
Gorbachev was now in the Communist Party and joined to have good official
position. In 1970 he was elected to the USSR Supreme Soviet and from here to
1990 he was a member of the Communist Party Central Committee. After eight
years, in1978 he was the Central Committee secretary in charge of agriculture,
and after a year he became a candidate to the Polit Bureau of the Communist
Party Central Committee. Andropov put Gorbachev in second power, so Gorbachev
had more and more active...