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Stalin Era
The history of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
between 1927 and 1953 covers the period in Soviet history from establishment of Stalinism
Stalinism
through victory in the Second World War and down to the death of Joseph Stalin in 1953. He sought to destroy his enemies while transforming Soviet society with aggressive economic planning, in particular a sweeping collectivization of agriculture and rapid development of heavy industry. Stalin consolidated his power within the party and the state and fostered an extensive cult of personality. Soviet secret-police and the mass-mobilization Communist party served as Stalin's major tools in molding Soviet society
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Angolan War Of Independence
Portugal  South Africa[1][2]  RhodesiaMaterial support: Soviet Union[3]  Cuba[4][5]  China[6][7][8]  United States[9]  Israel[10]  Zaire[11]  Algeria[12]  Tunisia[13]  Tanzania[14]Commanders and leaders Agostinho Neto Lúcio Lara Holden Roberto Jonas Savimbi Francisco da Costa GomesStrength90,000 65,000Casualties and losses~30,000 Total[16] 2,991 killed (1,526 KIA & 1,465 non-combat related)[17](According to Portuguese Government) 9,000+ casualties (other estimates) 4,684 with permanent deficiency (physical or psychological)30,000–50,000 civilians killed [18]v t eAngolan War of IndependenceBaixa de Cassanje revolt Luanda
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1965 Yerevan Demonstrations
No leadershipSilva Kaputikyan Paruyr SevakNumber100,000+The 1965 Yerevan
Yerevan
demonstrations took place in Yerevan, Armenia
Armenia
on April 24, 1965, on the 50th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide
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We Will Bury You
"We will bury you!" (Russian: «Мы вас похороним!», translit. "My vas pokhoronim!") is a phrase that was used by Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev
Nikita Khrushchev
while addressing Western ambassadors at a reception at the Polish embassy in Moscow on November 18, 1956.[1][2][3] The phrase was originally translated into English by Khrushchev's personal interpreter Viktor Sukhodrev.[4]Contents1 History 2 In popular culture 3 See also 4 ReferencesHistory[edit] While addressing Westerners at the embassy on November 18, 1956, in the presence of Polish Communist statesman Władysław Gomułka, Khrushchev said: "About the capitalist states, it doesn't depend on you whether or not we exist. If you don't like us, don't accept our invitations, and don't invite us to come to see you. Whether you like it or not, history is on our side
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1956 Georgian Demonstrations
Georgian
Georgian
may refer to:Contents1 Common meanings 2 Places 3 Airlines 4 Schools 5 Arts and entertainment 6 People 7 Other uses 8 See alsoCommon meanings[edit]Anything related to, or originating from Georgia (country)Georgians, an indigenous Caucasian ethnic group Georgian
Georgian
language, a Kartvelian language spoken by Georgians Georgian
Georgian
scripts, three scripts used to write the language Georgian
Georgian
(Unicode block), a Unicode block containing the Mkhedruli and Asomtavruli scripts Georgian
Georgian
cuisine, cooking styles and dishes with origins in the nation of Georgia and prepared by Georgian
Georgian
people around the worldSomeone from Georgia (U.S
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Wage Reform In The Soviet Union, 1956–62
During the Khrushchev era, especially from 1956 through 1962, the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
attempted to implement major wage reforms intended to move Soviet industrial workers away from the mindset of overfulfilling quotas that had characterised the Soviet economy during the preceding Stalinist period and toward a more efficient financial incentive. Throughout the Stalinist period, most Soviet workers had been paid for their work based on a piece-rate system. Thus their individual wages were directly tied to the amount of work they produced. This policy was intended to encourage workers to toil and therefore increase production as much as possible. The piece-rate system led to the growth of bureaucracy and contributed to significant inefficiencies in Soviet industry
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Cuban Revolution
26th of July Movement
26th of July Movement
victoryOverthrow of Fulgencio Batista's government Establishment of a government, led by Fidel Castro United States
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Soviet Space Program
The Soviet space program
Soviet space program
(Russian: Космическая программа СССР, Kosmicheskaya programma SSSR) comprised several of the rocket and space exploration programs conducted by the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
(USSR) from the 1930s until its collapse in 1991
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Cuban Missile Crisis
The Cuban Missile Crisis, also known as the October Crisis of 1962 (Spanish: Crisis de Octubre), the Caribbean Crisis (Russian: Карибский кризис, tr. Karibsky krizis, IPA: [kɐˈrʲipskʲɪj ˈkrʲizʲɪs]), or the Missile Scare, was a 13-day (October 16–28 1962) confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
concerning American ballistic missile deployment in Italy
Italy
and Turkey
Turkey
with consequent Soviet ballistic missile deployment in Cuba
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Brezhnev Doctrine
The Brezhnev Doctrine
Brezhnev Doctrine
was a Soviet foreign policy, first and most clearly outlined by Sergei Kovalev in a September 26, 1968 Pravda article entitled Sovereignty and the International Obligations of Socialist Countries.[1] Leonid Brezhnev
Leonid Brezhnev
reiterated it in a speech at the Fifth Congress of the Polish United Workers' Party
Polish United Workers' Party
on November 13, 1968,[2] which stated:Eastern BlocWhen forces that are hostile to socialism try to turn the development of some socialist country towards capitalism, it becomes not only a problem of the country concerned, but a common problem and concern of all socialist countries.This doctrine was announced to retroactively justify the invasion of Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
in August 1968 that ended the Prague Spring, along with earlier Soviet military interventions, such as the invasion of Hungary in 1956
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Era Of Stagnation
The Era of Stagnation
Era of Stagnation
(Russian: Период застоя, Stagnation Period, also called the Brezhnevian Stagnation) was the period in the history of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
which began during the rule of Leonid Brezhnev (1964–1982) and continued under Yuri Andropov
Yuri Andropov
(1982–1984) and Konstantin Chernenko
Konstantin Chernenko
(1984–1985).[1] The term "Era of Stagnation" was coined by Mikhail Gorbachev
Mikhail Gorbachev
in order to describe the negative way in which he viewed the economic, political, and social policies of the period.[2] The 1964–82 period in the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
began hopefully but devolved into disillusionment
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Prague Spring
The Prague
Prague
Spring (Czech: Pražské jaro, Slovak: Pražská jar) was a period of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
during the era of its domination by the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
after World War II. It began on 5 January 1968, when reformist Alexander Dubček
Alexander Dubček
was elected First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia
Communist Party of Czechoslovakia
(KSČ), and continued until 21 August 1968 when the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
and other members of the Warsaw Pact
Warsaw Pact
invaded the country to halt the reforms. The Prague
Prague
Spring reforms were a strong attempt by Dubček to grant additional rights to the citizens of Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
in an act of partial decentralization of the economy and democratization
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Korean War
Military stalemateNorth Korean invasion of South Korea
South Korea
repelled Subsequent U.S.-led United Nations
United Nations
invasion of
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Vietnam War
North Vietnamese victoryWithdrawal of American-led forces from Indochina Communist governments take power in South Vietnam, Cambodia
Cambodia
and Laos South Vietnam
South Vietnam
is annexed by North VietnamTerritorial changes Re
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Laotian Civil War
Pathet Lao and North Vietnamese victoryEstablishment of the Lao People's Democratic Republic Exile of the Kingdom of LaosBelligerents Kingdom of Laos  United States  South Vietnam  Thailand Supported by: Philippines  Republic of China Pathet Lao  North Vietnam Supported by:  Soviet Union  People's Republic of ChinaCommanders and leaders Souvanna Phouma Phoumi Nosavan Vang Pao Boun Oum Souphanouvong Kaysone Phomvihane Phoumi Vongvichit Võ Nguyên GiápStrength 50,000 soldiers (1954)[1] 21,000 mercenaries (1963)[2] 19,000–23,000 Hmong militiamen (1964)[3] 8,000 (1960)[4] 48,000 (1970)[4]Casualties and losses~15,000 Royal Lao Army[5] 3,000+ North Vietnamese troops[6] Unknown Pathet Lao casualties20,000–62,000 total dead[7]v t eIndochina WarsMasterdom First SecondLaotian Civil War Cambodian Civil WarThirdCambodian-Vi
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Operation Menu
 North Vietnam Viet Cong FUNK: Khmer Rouge Khmer Rumdo Vietnamese-aligned CommunistsCasualties and lossesUnknown. The estimated population of the target areas for Operation Menu was more than 4,000 Cambodian civilians
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