Question by x_lostwanderer_x: What are some of the major problems faced by the new Russian countries following the breakup of the USSR?
I have the basic concept in my head -such as the ethnic violence and etc. But could someone please clearly explain them -like, even listing them would help. Please help me out. Thanks.
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Answer by Naz F
1)Building up new trade networks, after fall of Soviet union
2)Coping without aid from Soviet union (from some countries, such as Cuba. Poland, however, actually benefited from this break, as she saw herself as ‘sucked dry’ by the Russians.)
3)Greater crime rate, after fall of authoritian governments. New gang leaders tended to be former Communist party leaders
4)Massive unemployment – a lot of people worked for old Communist social service. (eg., in East Germany, about a quarter of workers involved in the Stasi, the Communist spy network)
5)Flood of PORNOGRAPHY into the country, as restrictions on freedom of speech lifted
6)Greater perception of poverty, as western businesses enter the country. (eg., Macdonald’s comes to Moscow, but very, very few people can afford a hamburger)
7)Ethnic violence – mostly in the former Yugoslavia, maybe in the former Czechoslovakia; which were the only two countries outside the USSR which broke up due to ethnic tensions.
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