The Fall of the Soviet Union

Haley Daniels and Lluvia Lopez

Who?

  • Ukraine
  • The Russian Federation
  • Belarus
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Moldova
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
  • The Soviet Leader: Mikhail Gorbachev
  • The US and USSR was involved because Gorbachev believed that the Soviet economy depended on better relationships with the rest of the world

When and where?

  • Christmas Day, 1991
  • Representatives from 11 republican soviets went to the capital Kazakh city of Alma- Ata and said that they where no longer a part of the Soviet Union
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Why?

  • The main reasons for the collapse of the Soviet Union was weaken political system and economic downfall
  • It was an end to a long and bloody time in history

What?

  • It was the fall of a great nation
  • The end of some Communism in Europe
  • The resign of the leader Gorbachev

How?

  • The end of some communism
  • The United States became a more powerful country
  • New Countries developed the idea of communism

Timeline

1985- Gorbachev ascends to power

1986- Oil prices fall almost by half

1989- Soviet Troops withdraw from Afghanistan

November 1989- Berlin wall fall

1990- Soviet Union Passes law allowing republicans to break away

1990-91- USSR pulls out Nuclear and conventional forces

Christmas Day 1991- The Fall of the Soviet Union