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#1 james 124

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 04:32 PM

hello i need help on my exam i need to know what goberchevs policies were could you give me some examples of some of his changes

#2 MrJohnDClare

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 09:30 PM

In 1985 Mikhail Gorbachev was elected as the Soviet leader. He hoped that reform could ‘save’ the USSR and keep the Communist Party in power. He tried:
1. Perestroika (‘restructuring) – reducing state control of industry, allowing free enterprise.
2. Glasnost (‘openness’) – ending state corruption and allowing freedom of speech.
3. End the Brezhnev Doctrine – in March 1989 Gorbachev told the eastern bloc states that the Soviet Army would no longer support them and withdrew its army from eastern Europe.
4. Cut military spending – he do this he met Reagan and agreed to:
a. cut offensive weapons by 50% (Geneva Summit ,1985).
b. sign the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF, 1987) Treaty dismantling all short- and medium-range nuclear weapons.
c. pull out of Afghanistan (1989).

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