Hi, I need help with essay on History- 1)When and how did the cold war finally end and what were some of the global repercussions of it. 2) Based on novel Son of the Revolution-site examples from the book-Assess the pos and neg implications of using Son of the Revolution. Paper must be at least 500 words. Please, no plagiarized work!
so that it might further weaken USSR.
The reformist aspirations of the new Soviet leaders, Mikhail Gorbachev and his inner circle, coincided with the desire of the U.S. to get rid of the Cold War strategic impasse. During the first meeting between Gorbachev and Reagan on 19 November 1985 the informal agreement was made between the two leaders concerning the further meetings and confidence building measures. The second U.S.-Soviet summit in Reykjavik (11-12 October 1987) paved the way for the conclusion of Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which was adopted by both parties on 8 December 1987, eliminating the threat of nuclear war in Europe.
The concessions made by the USSR during the talks with the U.S. and the domestic reforms of Gorbachev created the ground for the unraveling of the Soviet-controlled regional system in the Eastern Europe.
The pro-Soviet governments in the Third World in their majority followed the suit, and by the time the USSR itself dissolved in December 1991, the Eastern Bloc as a geopolitical unity no longer existed.
In Son of the Revolution Liang Heng presents a story of his disillusionment in Maoism, combining it with the account of most important events of that period of Chinese history as seen through the eyes of the ordinary Chinese.
Liang Heng was actually a son of minor officials of the Chinese province of Hunan, with his father a deputy editor of Hunan Daily News, and his mother a clerk in the local Public Security Bureau. According to him, his parents dreamt of “the day when they would be deemed pure and devoted enough to be accepted in the Party” but their devotion to Chinese Communist Party did not save them from repressions.
Liang retells his own experience as a young Red Guard naively believing in the omniscience of Mao Zedong Thought, a peasant sent to remote work team and