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Sovietology for Dummies

Posted by: Quincunx on March 30, 1999 at 11:38:23:

In Reply to: real cause of demise of Soviet Union posted by stacy on March 29, 1999 at 15:38:11:

s: I have been studying this in school and believe that at the root of all problems is economics. Military overload at the expense of consumer goods could not exist atop a crumbly economy. Another crucial factor was the technological contest with the US. The SU could not keep up and ultimately went bust trying to catch up with Reagan's "Star Wars" program of anti-missile defense.

Qx: That's a good start and no, I don't think you're a dummy. Here's a link to help you with your research.

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