The Fall of the Soviet Union - Abi Byrd
Updated: 1/14/2021
The Fall of the Soviet Union - Abi Byrd

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  • He should be our leader!!
  • Mikhail Gorbachev (left) Vladimir Lenin (right)
  • Put an end to communism!!
  • Escape!!
  • This is unfair
  • Shhh!
  • The Soviet Union, also known as the U.S.S.R., was made up of 15 republics. The Soviet Union was formed in December of 1922, by Vladimir Lenin. It was a communist state, although it could have also been called a dictatorship. Mikhail Gorbachev later took power over the Soviet Union in 1985 and ruled until 1991, when the Soviet Union fell. 
  • All in favor of dissoluting the Soviet Union, run by Mikail Gorbachev..
  • In 1989, there were a series of revolutions that took place that led up to the fall of the Soviet Union. The first one took place around February 3, when Soviet Troops began to retreat from Czechoslovakia. These protests continued throughout the year. Some major things that happened because of these protests were the lifting of the "iron curtain," non-communist governments, and the fall of the Berlin wall.
  • We're now living in a new world. An end has been put to the Cold War and to the arms race..
  • The Berlin wall was built in 1961, and its purpose was to separate the Soviet-controlled side of Berlin from the other side, which was controlled by the Western Allies. The Berlin Wall was brought down in November of 1989 when half a million people participated in a mass protest in East Berlin. This was the beginning of the fall of the Soviet Union.
  • The Soviet Union lasted from 1922 to 1991.....
  • On September 5th of 1991, the Congress of People's Deputies, which was the highest body of state authority in the Soviet Union, voted for the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
  • Mikhail Gorbachev finally resigned as president of the Soviet Union on Christmas Day in 1991, after many countries had become independent of the U.S.S.R. and new leaders were rising to power.
  • The Soviet Union officially came to an end on December 26, 1991. There are 15 modern-day countries that once made up the Soviet Union. This rule taught us how important it is to be responsible and how not to control a country.
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