A brief history of the Soviet Union's collapse -- How did czarist policies contribute to the rise of communism? -- How did Soviet economic polices lead to collapse? -- What role did the Cold War weapons buildup play in the Soviet collapse? -- How did the collapse of the Soviet Union lead to war and ethnic conflict?
The Fall of the Soviet Union occurred after decades of economic chaos and a nuclear arms race with the West. This title begins with a brief history of the Soviet Union's collapse and then examines key questions.