The the USSR and the Satellite States breaking away

The Cold War most simply ended as a result of as Gorbachev’s reforms, the weak economy of the USSR and the Satellite States breaking away from the USSR. These were the basic internal factors. All in all, Gorbachev’s goal was to ultimately reform communism instead of completely replacing it. However, his reform began to get out of hand and turned into a revolution that was barely controlled. As soon as he came into power, Gorbachev immediately disciplined the Soviet people to try and fix the stop and slow flow of the economy. When was this did not work, de decided to reform, but the bureaucrats fended off all of his efforts and ideas to help. He then put a strategy into action that used open discussion. This caused everyone to willingly and freely express their desire to get out. This caused the freedom and free will of more Europeans by 1989 which led to the destruction and protest at the Berlin Wall. The growth of communication helped create a wider spread use of liberal ideas. The the enormous Soviet defense budget began to affect other aspects of Soviet society that did not need to be changed. Health care ultimately began to decline and the mortality rate in the Soviet Union increased which started to create a big problem and uproar of the people. There were also external factors that influenced the end of The Cold War. They were the US-Soviet diplomacy, and various treaties being signed that limited arms. There was a problem that too much of the government was distributing the wealth unfairly. Too much money was being given and used for military budgets. It often also disappeared throughout the chaos of the disintegrating economy. Another major problem lied with the lack of technology in areas such as farming that led to the USSR, with the largest tillable land, being unable to feed its people. The exit and separation of some satellite states from the the USSR was another of the bigger and more predominant factor in ending the Cold War. It led to the falling apart and breakdown of the Warsaw Pact, and eventually led to the total collapse and fall of the USSR. This collapse of communists came so suddenly that it defied the predictions of experts. As the economic and social aspects were ignored it began to build up American pressure, Soviet economic ruin, the breakup of the satellite states and the reforms of Mikhail Gorbachev that led to the end of the Cold War. Eventually, Americans began to find it difficult to get used to the idea of no Cold War. Ever since 1945, people continued to be and were born into a war torn culture due to the ongoing Cold War. This included regular and expected witch hunts, backyard bomb shelters, a missile crisis, détente, and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Although the enemy was now beaten and the U.S. had won, the nation was still unsafe in many ways. They hoped that the new world order of the 1990s would be marked with the security and prosperity to which they had become accustomed.