The Collapse of the Soviet Union

The Collapse of the Soviet Union

by Susan Muaddi Darraj
     
 

The dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on December 31, 1991, stunned the world. The communist empire—which had been a dominant force in global politics for 74 years, influencing world events from World War II to issues of nuclear weapons and defense during the Cold War—was suddenly gone. The Collapse of the Soviet Union highlights

Overview

The dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on December 31, 1991, stunned the world. The communist empire—which had been a dominant force in global politics for 74 years, influencing world events from World War II to issues of nuclear weapons and defense during the Cold War—was suddenly gone. The Collapse of the Soviet Union highlights major events in Soviet history, such as the rise of communism in Russia, the terror and expansionist policies of Joseph Stalin, the election of Mikhail Gorbachev, the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, and the rivalry between Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin as a more democratic Russia emerged from the ashes of the Soviet Union.

Milestones in Modern World History introduces students to seminal historical events that helped shape the modern world. Bolstered by biographical sketches, illustrations, photographs, excerpts from primary source documents, and first-person narratives, this curriculum-based series is ideal for students writing reports.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604134933
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/2010
Series:
Milestones in Modern World History Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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