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Post time 2011-4-15 23:30:00 |Display all floors
Originally posted by freetofly at 2011-4-15 23:03
How is the former Soviet Union going now? Is it better?


How was China going after the collapse of Qin? Is it better?

If you refer to the people after the collapse,
hehe.. we could make the judgements through different methods. LIke in eoconomics, we could make the judgement through GDP comparison, or household income comparsion. LIke the social status, like....

If you refer to the government power of the former Soviet Union,
hehe, it had gone arleady.


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  It is a different question  from the orginal one.
Who caused the collapse of the former Soviet Union?

Is it U.S.A? Is it Western media? or the former Soviet Union itself?

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Post time 2011-4-15 23:45:36 |Display all floors
Originally posted by 468259058 at 2011-4-15 23:30


How was China going after the collapse of Qin? Is it better?

If you refer to the people after the collapse,
hehe.. we could make the judgements through different methods. LIke in eoconomics ...


Then I would say the western contributed a lot to it

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Post time 2011-4-15 23:57:04 |Display all floors
The west contributed to it through supporting the mujahideen in afghanistan.  That war took a big toll on the SU economically.  That and the arms race which was stupid on both sides.  Can't feed the people, but we fed the machines....  

But I would have to say it was the soviet union itself that caused the end.  I don't like to give Reagan credit as people like to do.  
The situation was far more complex.   Gorbachev made many reforms.  Maybe if those reforms had started earlier it might have been different?

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Post time 2011-4-16 10:23:27 |Display all floors

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Originally posted by JFenix at 2011-4-15 23:57
The west contributed to it through supporting the mujahideen in afghanistan.  That war took a big toll on the SU economically.  That and the arms race which was stupid on both sides.  Can't feed the people, but we fed the machines....  

But I would have to say it was the soviet union itself that caused the end.  I don't like to give Reagan credit as people like to do.  
The situation was far more complex.   Gorbachev made many reforms.  Maybe if those reforms had started earlier it might have been different? .
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Agree.

Arm races often contribute to a collapse of an empire.

But a lack of enough arms is also a danger.

Mao judged that world war 3 would come soon. Deng judged that there wouldn't be any world war at least in a short-term. So Deng's government cease many arms research and production, reduce the military spending. Many Chinese have said that Deng made many wrong policies, such as the cease of large airplanes projects in the early 1980s. But this can't change the fact that Deng's strategy is right. \

Chinese government need to know the situation well.
Zhi Ji, Zhi Bi. Know the situation in side of China and the situation outside of China well.
Chinese government better not fool themselves by the false data forged by NBS, such as the grain output: tens of thousand tons per acre in Mao's era.
Chinese government top leaders need to visit other countries more, communicate with other countries more. I think the dialogues between countries is really good for China. China need to hold more such dilogues. It's a effective source to know the sitution outside of China.

China should do what China can do China. China should do what China need to do.
How much need China to invest in military construction?
1. the present wealth of China.
2. Is world going to peace or war in the near future and in the long-term.
3. the national security inside of China and outside of China.

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Post time 2011-4-16 10:28:05 |Display all floors
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Post time 2011-4-16 11:18:57 |Display all floors

Who caused the collapse of the former Soviet Union?

[quote]Originally posted by 468259058 at 2011-4-15 22:12


"...Who caused the collapse of the former Soviet Union?..."


That is an interesting question.
The truth is that no one person caused it, and nobody planned it.

What causes a flock of birds to change direction in the sky?

You have seen flying birds do this.
Haven't you ever asked yourself what makes all the birds change direction at the same time?

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Post time 2011-4-16 11:25:22 |Display all floors
What causes a flock of birds to change direction in the sky?

a flock of birds to change direction in the sky...

Would it affect the people a lot? No.

Did the collapse of the former SU affect the people including Chinese a lot?

Yes.

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