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(S8.E16.) Chpt 9 Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union

Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union

Seldom in history has an empire risen so quickly and declined so completely. Stalin led the country to the pinnacle of its power. On Cold War eventually led the Soviet Union to be unable to compete economically with the U.S. and also suffered from trying to hold together an empire of occupied countries that was too expensive to maintain.

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