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3) Trace the developments that led to the collapse of the Soviet Union.(250 words)

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3) Trace the developments that led to the collapse of the Soviet Union.(250 words)

 

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to identify the major events that led to the collapse of USSR and the reason behind the same- what were the reasons behind those events and which instigated the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Describe the macro picture when the disintegration of Soviet Union took place.

Body

  • Trace the developments which led to the disintegration like – crisis in socialist block, fall of Berlin wall, economic and political reforms, coup, opposition to coup etc
  • Trace the major reasons like economic weaknesses, structural reforms, nationalism etc

Conclusion – Discuss the impact that the disintegration had on the world and on Russia.