Sputnik Escalates the Cold War
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Mikhail Gorbachev



With his policies of glasnost and perestroika, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev attempted to democratize his country's political system in the 1980s. Although he was ultimately forced to resign from office, his programs led to the downfall of communism and the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991.

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