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Originally posted by russiankid
gobachov was credited for ending the cold war
In mid-October 1989, mounting dissent in East Germany was followed by the Politburo there replacing Eric Honneker, hoping this would quiet dissent. But Honneker was replaced with another hardliner, and the dissent continued. On October 25, Gorbachev announced that the Warsaw Pact nations "were doing it their way," described by some as the Sinatra Doctrine -- as opposed to the Brezhnev Doctrine. Under pressure from a more rebellious public, the East German regime tried appeasing public opinion. To reduce the "contradiction" between the Party line and public perceptions, and the Party admitted publicly that its regime was not popular.
On November 9, the Communist regime in East Germany went further in appeasing public opinion by announcing liberalized travel regulations. Inept in its communications, the regime led people in East Berlin to believe that this meant they could journey freely into West Berlin. A hoard of people massed at border crossing points, overwhelming the guards, who let the joyous crowd pass. The happy East Germans flocked to West German stores to make purchases and they rejoiced with West Berliners.
The freedom to cross into West Germany further encouraged people in East Germany, and the Communist regime surrendered to an aroused populace. In November the Berlin Wall came down -- to Gorbachev's surprise. President Reagan had called on Gorbachev to "tear down this wall," but Gorbachev had left that as the business of the East Germans, and apparently he had expected the Communists to remain in power there.
Originally posted by Where2Hide2006
So...what you are saying is that Communism lost favor with its citizens,...they rose up and threw out everyone in government and created their own? Was it really the people leading this revolt? Was foriegn aid coming in to help the revolution?
So USSR is now called Russia. Just because they changed their name, does that make them any less of a threat to us? When they were commis didn't they want to take over the world? So now they don't want that anymore?
A think the American Media has done a great job of making us think Russia is not the same as the USSR, and is not a threat like USSR was. They can still destroy us on any day they chose.
And now all of a sudden they are our allies... and they get AID and FOOD from us!
And NOW Putin is making new nukes...when they agreed on no new nukes. Although Bush has pretty much thrown out all of the rules of the old doctrines anyway with weapons in space and Star Wars.
Do you think Russia, the nation formerly known as USSR, is really as weak as we are told, and are they truly our allies or do they want to be better than us and rule for themselves?
Reagan was an actor, so the Commi's decided to put on an act!
Was the fall of communism faked to make America feel like it was superior, creating a false sense of security for a final strategic war that would destroy Russia's greatest enemy.
I'm sorry what was the question?
I was reading your post and thinking that I should respond to it, but I dont know where to start. Are you being serious? It's the year 2005 and you sound like a spooked 12 year old who's just seen "Red Dawn". No offence.