How Did Glasnost Affect Eastern Europe?

Answer by Foch C. on Mar 3 2014

Well difficult to say. The Soviet leaders probably did it to strengthen the grip of communism, however it depended only on individual people how they reacted to it.

how did the changes in the ussr affect the 1989 revolutions in eastern europe?

Gorbachev reform movement of openness and reform, glasnost/ perestroika 1985-89 left the Soviet Union unable to respond to dissent and rebellion as it had in the past (that is, by invading, crushing, and murdering everyone). Without the option to violently crush dissent with military force the Soviet Union had no other way to keep people enslaved to it.

You guys should totally help me with this World History.?

Its about the Cold War. VVV How did Allied plans for Eastern Europe differ? Was the U.S. policy of containment effective at preventing the spread of communism? Why or why not? How did the United States and Soviet Union compete during the Cold War? What were the causes and effects of the Cuban missile crisis? Why do you think the United States and the Soviet Union cared about having influence in countries around the world? How did cultural changes affect the United States in the years after World War II? Why did Mikhail Gorbachev propose glasnost and perestroikia? How effective do you think the Soviet system was at controlling public dissent? Explain your answer. What events brought about the breakup of the Soviet Union? What threats has the United States faced since the end of the Cold War? Was the end of communism in Eastern Europe completely positive for those nations? Why or why not?

Too many questions kid, you should post them one at a time.

Did the collapse of the Byzantine Empire affect Western Europe?

I'm doing a history take home quiz and i dont know if this is true or false! HELPPPP

Well, that is a difficult and grey answer. By the time the city of Constantinople fell in 1453 and the Eastern Roman Empire officially ended, they had little influence over anything outside of Constantinople and southern Greece. The Ottomans had already torn them to pieces and annexed Anatolia (modern day Turkey) and most of the Balkan territory that had been Roman. The Romans were also subjugated and put into a humiliating vassal status under the Ottomans, paying a tribute and receiving protection from them. From roughly 1370-1453, the Eastern Roman Empire was entirely inconsequential to any political events outside of Greece.

The overall collapse of the Eastern Roman Empire did have an effect on Europe, however. The Empire had kept the powerful Muslim forces away from European states that were weaker and would've been easily conquered. After 1204 and the disastrous Fourth Crusade, the vanguard of Europe began to erode. After the Ottomans conquered much of Greece, they began to expand northwards, towards Central Europe and twice besieged Vienna, the de facto capital of the Holy Roman Empire. This threw Europe into absolute panic because the Ottomans seemed basically unstoppable.

I would lean towards false, however. The collapse of the Eastern Roman Empire was a slow thing. By the time it finally was completely conquered, it really didn't matter.

Why were NATO and the Warsaw pact formed?

NATO was formed by Western European countries and the US as a military protective pact against the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc countries of Europe. These NATO countries (NATO is headquartered in Brussels)formed this alliance so that if they were invaded or otherwise engaged by the Soviets, all in the alliance would come to their defense. It was also a way for Western Europe to say to the USSR, keep out, we are strong. After 9-11, it should be noted that NATO planes patrolled off our Eastern Coast.

The Warsaw Pact was an alliance between the Soviet Union and its eastern satellite countries such as Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia(sp), etc. It was in response to NATO and had the same theories as NATO, that if one country was threatened or harmed by a Western country then all countries of the Warsaw Pact would come to its defense. It was also a way for Eastern Europe to say to the West-keep out.

how does topography affect Europe's climate?

I'm no expert but a huge portion of europe has many mountains and since topography is the study of the shape and terrain of the earth 1 would think that europe is very cold especially northern europe due to the elevated terrain.

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