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Why did the Soviet Union Collapse? (pt. 1)

Jan 30, 2023

For 70 years, the first-of-its-kind socialist state managed to defend the revolution that gave it life.

Just as Feudalism fiercely fought against the emerging mode of production that would replace it, today Capitalism is similarly desperate to crush any existing Socialist State.

Given this historical context, it is actually surprising that the USSR lasted as long as it did. Remarkably, its collapse was almost free of bloodshed. So what led to the fall of the Soviet Union?

This first installment of this series explores external factors that contributed to its dissolution, while the second will discuss internal ones.

Narration by Slava the Ukrainian Socialist

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