A nice article and more pictures here;
National communism. What’s that? If a true communist is one with no state, no nation, how can there be “national communism”? Maybe there can’t be. Maybe that was one of the problems.
Why did the “Cold War” the USSR, and commuism in East Europe collapse? Some will say, Reagan in the 80s, and his “tear down this wall!” speech, but these chapters tell another story. Here, in CZ in 68, in Poland in 1980 we see the resurgence of independence that these countries had once known, and not too long ago, held dear. These are very good quiz/term related topics. What was CZ’s history and what was Poland’s history? How do these histories feed into tension over communist rule according to White?
What evidence is here of the collapse? Look at Hungary in 1956, and China, and try to make a case for the collapse of communism that eventually will come in the late 1980s. It will do you well.
Here’s another promised article on the role of the Pope;