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Was the Fall of the USSR a Surprise?

On December 25, 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as president of the Soviet Union. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), which for nearly 70 years dominated the geopolitical landscape, smothered Eastern Europe and Eurasia within its dead embrace, and caused the deaths of around 30 million of its own people, dissolved.
The collapse of this brutal communist regime seems inevitable today. The glaring gap between the promised utopia of Communism and the reality it produced—at best, a bureaucratic morass, at worst, an engine of repression and mass murder scarcely matched in history—could not withstand the desire for independence, freedom, and human …read more

Source: Victims of Communism

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