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THESIS STATEMENT Three equally powerful and great forces eroded at the Soviet Union and created a sense of desperation that eventually brought the country to the knees of capitalism The economic dire straits that plagued the country for so may years the innate failure of Communism as a political idea for the twentieth century and a weak central government amalgamated to create an atmosphere of nervousness and uncertainty which eventually led to the fall of Communism ARGUMENTS ECONOMIC By the middle of 1991 the Soviet Unions economy had plummeted drastically Foreign trade was down 32 per cent The 1991 budget deficit planned to be 26 billion rubles was now estimated at 125 billion GNP in the first quarter of 1991 was down by 10 per cent Living standards were estimated to have fallen by between 15 and 20 percent On July 22 1987 The Guardian a British newspaper published a document secretly circulated amongst some of the elite in November 1986 The Soviet Union lags 10 to 15 years behind the capitalist countries in its economic development and this lag is growingthe Soviet peoples standard of living is one of the lowest in the industrially developed worldLow pay is vitiated by difficult living conditions Chronic shortages of basic foodstuffs like meat milk and butter in a number of areas and frequent stoppages of products all together in others have a bad effect on peoples health especially childrens and create an atmosphere of nervousness and uncertainty with people wasting their free time and taking time off work to search for foodthe USSR is now on the path of becoming an underdeveloped nation Arms Race In 1987-88 the Reagan administration in the US launched a massive escalation in the arms race known as Star Wars This policy aimed to put weapons into orbit which would provide an effective shield against an attack by intercontinental missiles In reality even for the USA this was a
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