Tearing Down the Wall

Tearing Down the Wall

Decline of Socialism

Downloadable Video - 2007
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Did the Soviet Union collapse under external pressure or its own weight? What enabled free market forces to assert themselves in China? Is socialism dead, or has it simply evolved? This program addresses these and other questions, focusing on the political, cultural, and economic factors behind the fall of the iron curtain regimes. Outlining the Cultural Revolution and its consequences, the emergence of the Reagan and Thatcher administrations, and the backfiring of the Soviet coup in 1991, the program demonstrates in detail how governments across the world abandoned socialism-some entirely, while others have maintained a tenuous facade
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Infobase, [2007], c2005
Branch Call Number: eVideo
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (58 min.) : sd., col., digital file
Alternative Title: Decline of socialism

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