The Fall of the USSR
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President Ronald Reagan told leader of the soviet union, Gorbachev,to tear down the Berlin Wall.
Mr. Gorbachev, I need you to tear down that wall!!
Glasnost was when freedom of speech and openness of the government was allowed. Perestroika was when Gorbachev (leader of the Soviet Union) restructured the Soviet's economy.
I now allow Glasnost and Perestroika in the country!
People started to protest against the new economy that Gorbachev formed.
WE DON'T WANT THIS ECONOMY!!
OUR COUNTRY'S TERRIBLE BECAUSE OF YOU!!
Soviet hardliners kidnapped Gorbachev in 1991
Gorbachev decided to resign/quit in 1991
Finally, The country of the Soviet Union split up into 15 different countries in 1991.
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