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April 02, 2012

The Last Days of the USSR

This documentary recounts the critical last two years of the USSR and sheds light on events that led to the sudden collapse of one of the most totalitarian empires of the 20th century.

This is one of those great historical events where you ask yourself, "What is happening?" and quickly ask "What just happened?" This documentary provides some insight into the fall of the Soviet Union. The documentary interviews the officials involved, while trying to document the series of events.
As a side note:
Our elected officials were just as unprepared as the rest of the world. However, it was George Bush's (41) greatest moment. George Bush was not able to use this as a political benefit for re-election. The world was sick and tired of the Cold War and its politics. The Cold War lasted almost 50 years and, considering the cost and toll of death, its end was less than fantastic. Without the east and west divisions and since their strategic relevance became meaningless many countries were left broke and ignored. Most countries struggled through the collapse; this left some countries unprotected both externally and internally leading to dictators, extremists and genocide. On a variety of levels the world is still dealing with the collapse today. ~Mike

Askwith Media Library 57141-D 52 minutes 2011

Posted by mcmike at April 2, 2012 10:02 AM

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