Perestroika and Glasnost


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  • Mikhail Gorbachev took office as a Communist Party leader in March 1985 at the age of 53 hoping to reform the system to cause economic and social growth.
  • I am going to fix our system, help the economy, and renew politics.
  • The country was currently struggling with technological advancements and used inefficient factories, all while consumers were buying low-quality products and suffered from a shortage of social freedoms.
  • We just want a better quality of life and more social freedom.
  • Gorbachev created new programs using the concepts of perestroika and glasnost in order to help change the relationship between the state and society in the USSR.
  • I have some great new ideas for how we can help our citizens.
  • Perestroika, or restructuring, involved decentralization and rationalizing of economic structures to enable individual enterprises to increase their efficiency and take more initiative.
  • My business is doing so much better now and is so much more efficient.
  • Glasnost, or openness, involved relaxing the controls on public debate, the airing of diverse viewpoints, and the publishing of literature that was previously prohibited.
  • These public debates are really great and we get to hear so many new and different viewpoints.
  • Russia-Our beloved country!
  • While more social freedoms were permitted, the economy was in deterioration and social unrest was growing among the people. Glasnost and perestroika eventually helped cause the end of the Cold War and the fall of the Soviet Union after the liberation of Eastern Europe.
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