- His goal was to save the U.S.S.R economy and to streamline the cumbersome gov't bureaucracy. But his reforms failed and established glasnost and perestroika - People began to criticize the gov't, protest and demanded for more freedom - Eventually, the Berlin Wall fell and the gov't couldn't maintain this power.
I, Mikhail Gorbachev, introduce glasnost & perestroika
We don't like these polices
-There was shortages of consumer goods- Perestroika only made it worse. Wage hikes were supporting by printing money which lead to the price of oil to drop and leading to Iraq's invasion
We want food!
The military budget was increasing since the early 1970s. Military spending was consistently of economic trends. Military remained well-funded and took priority when it came to development talent
War In Afghanistan
At the Chernobyl power station, there was an explosion and the radioactive as the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. - The Communist Party acted quickly to suppress the information such as continuing the May Day parade even there was a risk of radiation.- The propaganda was increasing.
It was a "misfortune"
We are here to try the new McDonald's!
About 15,000 Soviet troops were killed along with the 4 million Afghans civilians that were killed.- The army was found frustrated by the mujahideen armed which made them leave Afghanistan and glasnost opened the door of "vocalization of widespread war-weariness" - Many soldiers felt that they connected to ethnic and religious to Afghans and protests began to spread.
-McDonald's had opened it's first restaurant in 1990s - Glasnost had ushered new concepts, ideas, and new experiences and the soviet citizens were ready to explore them.-The Soviet public was not happy with the widespread corruption endemic to the Soviet state. The tension between the empowered citizenry & Soviet State with ruined credibility.