Comment on The Failed Coup by wilkins

One may have thought that since there were many people who pushed for more freedoms and a more workable economy, there would be more support for Gorbachev. A nicely summarised blog, great detail, I felt that I learnt from it.

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Comment on The Final Strike by wilkins

It is intriguing that the army were what the Bolsheviks required to get into power in 1917 and in the end they were in part the short term cause of why the Soviets could not retain power. In both circumstances the army sided with the people over the orders of their leaders.

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Comment on The Olympics and Politics by wilkins

I really enjoy learning about the role of sports in history and this blog was done very well, insightful. Was good to know that the Olympics was still a success somewhat, prior to reading this, after seeing the word boycott, I assumed it had gone badly.

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Comment on The Soviet Vietnam: Afghanistan by wilkins

Very interesting post, was great to learn how Afghanistan had been involved in previous colonisation attempts. I do remember reading sometime in a history journal that there may have been defensive motives behind the invasion, since the USSR also wanted a buffer zone around this region of its border, Iran at a similar time was undergoing revolution and there may have been fear this could also happen in Afghanistan.

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