Question by Katatafisch: Which effects did Perestroika and Glasnost have on Poland?
I mean, Gorbatschow installed Perestroika and Glasnost in the UdSSR, but which consequences did that have for Poland?
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Answer by Bobby
In 1982, the Solidarity movement grew and eventually martial law was imposed. Like all the Eastern Bloc satellites Poland was dependent on the Soviet Union for survival and when Gorbachev issued these reforms it marked the beginning of the end. The communist government couldn’t stand on it’s own.
Answer by ammianus
It weakened the power and hold of the Communist Party of Poland.
With Gorbachev in charge in the USSR,there was no longer any guarantee for puppet Communist regimes in Eastern Europe that the Soviet Army was available to deal with serious internal unrest,as had happened in the past in Hungary and Czechoslovakia.
This thus encouraged opposition movements such as Solidarity in their struggle against Communist rule in Poland.
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