Essays Tagged: "Gorbachev"

Gorbachev and Perestroika

ka, Russian for restructuring. The main figure behind this process whichbegan in 1985 is Mikhail S. Gorbachev who became General Secretary of the Communist Party ofthe Soviet Union Central Committee i ... t Party ofthe Soviet Union Central Committee in March 1985. The three books that concentrate on the'Gorbachev phenomenon' were all unfortunately written before perestroika was finished, so they donot ...

(14 pages) 225 0 4.4 Nov/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Was perestroika doomed from the outset?

ed upon secrecy. "The Soviet system thrivedon three pillars, ideology, the CPSU and a strong state. Gorbachev proceeded toundermine them all."Gorbachev's perestroika may have indeed been doomed to fai ... s question it is necessary to illustrate the reasons why. Were the aims of theproject too high? Was Gorbachev trying to reform a system that essentially could not bereformed? Were the communist party ...

(4 pages) 55 0 5.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Specific Policies

This the a brief story of Gorbachev's life, though mainly focussing on his time in power

GorbachevHe was born in the agricultural region of Stavropol, Gorbachev studied law at Moscow Univ. ... and was elected to the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. Regarded as a skilled technocrat and a reformer, Gorbachev joined (1978) the Communist party secretariat as agriculture secretary, and in 1980 he joi ... he joined the politburo as the protege of Yuri Andropov. After Andropov's rise to party leadership, Gorbachev assumed (1983) full responsibility for the economy. Following the death of Konstantin Cher ...

(2 pages) 52 0 3.5 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Reasons why Communism fails in Eastern Europe.

nations, and there was no efficient solution to save the economy from its downfall. However, it was Gorbachev's reformation that truly brought Communism in Eastern Europe to its end. It proved that Co ... y. This modification contributed to the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe. The reformation of Gorbachev was an excellent example to prove this. Under the rule of Lenin, there could be only one p ...

(10 pages) 193 0 3.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science


Moises Park"D"GorbachevGorbachev was one of the last leaders that changed the USSR to a bettercountry. He was the ... e soviet system, change in economy and living standards, and themilitary power of the west. Indeed, Gorbachev did make some changes into hiscountry but those weren't all the achievements he wanted to ... some changes into hiscountry 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, Krasnogvardeiskydistrict, and Stavropol ...

(4 pages) 55 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Three main global transformations.

r one, which gave the starts to all others was the collapse of the Soviet Union. After the official Gorbachev's speech of dissolution , the world had stopped to be bipolar but has not yet become eithe ...

(3 pages) 43 0 3.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Russia: The State of Alcoholism

d to arrange the sale of 500,000 bottles of Vodka on the black market. There was Zhirinovsky vodka, Gorbachev vodka, even Terminator vodka. An inebriated Muscovite was found on one of the domes of St. ...

(14 pages) 77 0 3.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

How and why did the Cold War End?

out the conclusion of the Cold War. The declining Soviet economy, the rise of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, the initiatives take by the U.S. and the Soviet Union were all influential determinates t ... and then Konstantin Chernenko who also quickly died, to be replaced by a rising politician, Mikhail Gorbachev.East-West tensions eased rapidly after the rise of Mikhail Gorbachev. After the deaths of ...

(3 pages) 90 1 4.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > The Cold War

Outline: Decline of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe

here.3. The president canceled American participation in the Olympic games.b. End of the Cold War1. Gorbachev made an agreement with the United States in 1987 to eliminate intermediate-range nuclear w ... ntermediate-range nuclear weapons.2. Both sides had reasons to slow down the expensive arms race,3. Gorbachev stopped giving Soviet military support to Communist governments in Europe.II. Upheaval in ...

(3 pages) 39 0 1.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Collapse of the Soviet Union

y bases from Angola in Africa, to Vietnam in South-East Asia, to Cuba in the Americas. When Mikhail Gorbachev succeeded Konstantin Chernenko as General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Commun ... dy expected than in less than seven years the USSR would disintergrate into fifteen separate states.Gorbachev's attempt at democratising the totalitarian Soviet system backfired on him as the Soviet r ...

(4 pages) 119 1 4.8 Feb/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Concert Report- Presidential Symphony Orchestra of Turkey

sic. Shardad Rohani conducted, Murat Tamer as concertmaster, Khori Dastoor, Janna Kozvik and Andrei Gorbachev appeared as soloists. Although I was impressed by the whole concert, the second half made ... iece.After the intermission the atmosphere became more enjoyable by the soloists, especially Andrei Gorbachev. He added Russian motifs to the compositions. At the end of these compositions he also per ...

(2 pages) 65 0 4.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Why did Communism and the Soviet Union collapse by 1991?

The Cold War came to an end when the USSR had lost its will for empire led by Gorbachev. It could not sustain the resources needed to pursue an empire it no longer felt it needed ... was a battle over the Soviet influence in Afghanistan and third world countries. The Soviet leader Gorbachev with his new political thinking. Over 15,000 Red Army soldiers were killed in the war, whi ... 00 Red Army soldiers were killed in the war, which cost $8 billion per annum lasting over 10 years. Gorbachev felt it unnecessary and shameful to their citizens and Bolsheviks after 60 years. He wante ...

(2 pages) 55 1 1.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Why did the USSR collapse after 72 years?

s. Countless historians and even Russian nationals, have blamed the dissolution of the country upon Gorbachev, the leader who is said to have caused the domino effect of independence within the satell ... e reasons why the Eastern European countries sought to leave the Soviet Union in the first place is Gorbachev's political-social policy glasnost, economic plan perestroika, and the rise of nationalist ...

(4 pages) 50 0 1.7 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > International Organizations & Conflicts

Cold War

good examples of this were the leaders of the period throughout the Cold War.Brinksmanship between Gorbachev and Reagan was a good example. The Soviet Union was stages of collapse and Gorbachev knew ... o better terms with America and President Reagan has acknowledge that even though he saw no good of Gorbachev. Gorbachev's regime was primarily to decompose the oppressive Soviet Union. With his to in ...

(3 pages) 21 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Citizen Of The World.

portrait of "Grandfather Lenin" (on the wall in my kindergarten), and the TV broadcast of "Comrade Gorbachev", who was saying something really serious about "Perestroika".And so I left that "enigmati ...

(3 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Has The Role Of The Hero Changed In Society

and shakers, those who affect the course of history, Joan of Arc, William Wallace, Ghandi, Caesar, Gorbachev, have all but become non-existent. Like the dodo, yesterdays heroes and their role in soci ...

(2 pages) 815 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Gorbachev's Policies

Gorbachev's Policies of Glasnost and Perestroika After Cherenko's death in March 1985, Mikhail S. Go ... S. Gorbachev was chosen General Secretary of the Communist Party. Immediately after assuming power Gorbachev embarked upon the introduction of radical reforms in the political and economic fields. Co ... held two rounds of talks with the US President in which the issue of arms reduction was discussed. Gorbachev was aware that the entire political, economic and social set-up of the country needed refo ...

(3 pages) 34 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science


Gorbachev became the Secretary General in 1985. He, who recently had managed the impossible task to ... or, soon became well know for being an active and favorable to reforms politician. Within the party Gorbachev aimed at raising the production by strengthening the working discipline and fight corrupti ... e to reforms were elected. After this All-Union elections were held, where a parliament was formed. Gorbachev received hash criticism as he reserved 1/3 of the seats for the Communist Party.When Gorba ...

(1 pages) 410 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Collapse of the Soviet Union

e a powerful nation, Communist Russia primarily collapsed because of the poor leadership of Mikhail Gorbachev. Gorbachev's economic policies permanently damaged the Russian economy and communist way o ... orms in his years of office in order to solve the obvious economic problems of Russia. In addition, Gorbachev altered the laws of the communist government in his attempts to reform Russia thus leading ...

(6 pages) 40 0 3.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Rukh-People's Movement of Ukraine

the political, social, and economic systems.� At first, the movement was aimed at supporting Gorbachev's Glasnost policies: policies that promoted freedom and expressions and allowed nationalit ... oice heard and actually implement reforms. Therefore, at first the movement was aimed at supporting Gorbachev's reforms, however later it would conduct an independence referendum in the Ukrainian SSR. ...

(4 pages) 2 0 0.0 Mar/2012

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History