President Ronald Reagan told Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall
Mr. Gorbachev TEAR DOWN THIS WALL!!!
Gorbachev added Glasnost and Perestroika. Glasnost allowed more freedom of speech and openness in government. Perestroika is to restructure the Soviet economy to work more efficiently.
I shall now allow Glasnost and Perestroika.
A lot of people didn't like this and begun to protest
In August of 1991 they kidnapped Gorbachev and announced to the world that he was too sick to govern.
Gorbachev resigned/quited on December 24, 1991.
The USSR separated into 15 different countries which are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.