The Breakup of the Soviet Union Explained

The Breakup of the Soviet Union Explained

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The Collapse of the Soviet Union.
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Music in this video
0:00, 30:42 - Soviet National Anthem
4:58 - Carmen Habanera - Georges Bizet
7:10, 39:32 - From Russia With Love - Huma Huma
10:17 - Waltz of the Flowers - Tchaikovsky
18:17 - Danse des Petits Cygnes - Tchaikovsky

28:15 - Balada pentru vioara - George Enescu
(I need to add the others but I am super tired at the moment... please leave a comment asking for the others if you want to know them... I'm too tired to look them all up at the moment. I'm sorry)

FURTHER WATCHING
- The Soviet Economy Explained: https://youtu.be/S3Jkqqlpibo
- The opening of the Berlin Wall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjNz1lvXgzU & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFlT46JwEJE
- Yeltsin on a Tank: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zXChf5tEMI
- Human Barricade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtNyT7ljPz8]

SOURCES:
- Short summary of the events: https://www.history.com/topics/cold-war/fall-of-soviet-union
- https://www.britannica.com/place/Russia/The-Gorbachev-era-perestroika-and-glasnost
- The Collapse seen as at the time: https://www.nytimes.com/1991/12/26/world/end-of-the-soviet-union-the-soviet-state-born-of-a-dream-dies.html
- Comparison between the USA’s economy and the Soviet economy: https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/DOC_0000497165.pdf
The USA’s perspective: https://history.state.gov/milestones/1989-1992/fall-of-communism
- Text of Gorbachev’s Farewell Address: https://www.nytimes.com/1991/12/26/world/end-of-the-soviet-union-text-of-gorbachev-s-farewell-address.html
- Why the USSR collapsed: https://www.thoughtco.com/why-did-the-soviet-union-collapse-4587809