Reform under Khrushchev and Gorbachev

Reform under Khrushchev and Gorbachev

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  • In March of 1953, Joseph Stalin, the Premier of Soviet Russia, dies. 
  • Due to Stalin's death Nikita Khrushchev is able to assume the position of Secretary of the Communist Party, and six months later he became head of the party.
  • Only three years later in 1956, I denounced all of Stalin's dictatorial rule and cult of personality.
  • Khrushchev became Premier of Russia in 1957.
  • Then in 1962, Soviet Nuclear Missiles were found in Cuba, which sparked a 13-day standoff with the U.S. until Khrushchev removed the weapons.
  • I ordered the building of the Berlin Wall in 1961, to prevent Eastern Germans from fleeing to the capitalist West Germany.
  • In 1960, International-relations became tense when Soviets shot down an American U2 spy plane.
  • After his "resignation", Khrushchev spent a large majority of his time with his German Shepard, Arbat.
  • After returning from my vacation to Pitsunda, Georgia, I was forced to resign from both Premier position, and head of the Communist Party, in 1964.
  • Due to conflict with China, food shortages in the USSR, distrust of him by the people, and Soviet Officials feeling their authority was undercutted, Khrushchev's legitimacy eroded.
  • Khrushchev died of a heart attack in September 1971.
  • Yes! I am finally general secretary of the Communist Party!
  • It's a party in the Soviet Union ♫ ♬
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