In december 1991, the soviet union ceased to exist as a nation the author of this article is a representative of afl-cio (a federation of american labor unions) he traveled to the area in 1991 to study the reasons for the breakup of the soviet union.
History october 8, 2012 dbq from the years of 1941 to 1949, there was an increase in suspicion and tension between the united states and the soviet union the soviet union was a communist country ruled by a dictator while america was a capitalist democracy that valued freedom. Dbq – cold war fears historical context: after wwii , the united states and the soviet union emerged as rival superpowers, each strong enough to greatly influence world events the policy of containment led the us to halt communist expansion.
Primarily to guard against a possible attack from the soviet union the soviet union formed the warsaw pact after west germany joined nato besides the soviet union, the members of the warsaw pact were poland, east germany, czechoslovakia, hungary, romania, bulgaria, and albania the warsaw pact disbanded when the soviet union dissolved in 1991. Cold war between the united states and the soviet union began with mutual distrust in world war ii, intense rivalry, and conflicting ideologies cold war was fought with four major weapons the weapons were propaganda, economic and military aid to devastated nations after world war ii, arms race, and the alliances.
Dbq question analyze the political, social, and economic changes that led to the collapse of the soviet union.