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How did the weakening of the Soviet Union affect other nations in Europe?
- It strengthened those with Communist dictatorships.
- It strengthened those with democratic governments.
- It weakened those with Communist dictatorships.
- It had no effect on democratic governments.
Answer: It weakened those with Communist dictatorships.
Because the countries with Communist dictatorships were all closely related to the soviet union (they used to be one big nation) and when the soviet union weakened, those countries weakened as well.
Gorbachev’s economic liberalization resulted in the erosion of centralized communist power in the Soviet Union. As a result, nations subject to Soviet domination began to break free, and the Soviet republics split into 15 sovereign states.
Because the Soviet Union was a significant player in Eurasia, its decline had a significant influence on European nations. This was mostly due to the fact that most of Eastern Europe was under the iron curtain during the Cold War.
The countries most affected were those who joined the Warsaw Pact. The purpose of this agreement was to counteract NATO, which led to a conflict between Eastern Europe and the West.
The general criticism of Soviet leaders’ authoritarian politics resulted in an increase of attention on human rights and freedoms. The fall of the Soviet Union also reduced military tension throughout Europe, particularly those nations near the iron curtain.