Ussr eastern Europe



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The Coup in Context:

  • The coup suffered from an apparent lack of planning.

  • None of the opposition leaders was arrested and they continued to whip up public opinion and turn the army against the new regime.

  • Less than three days after the coup its leaders attempted to flee the country.

  • Mikhail Gorbachev was freed from house arrest and returned to power.

  • Seven of the eight coup plotters were arrested - one committed suicide.

  • The coup attempt brought to the surface widespread dissatisfaction with the Communist system.

  • By the end of 1991 the Soviet Union has been replaced by the Commonwealth of Independent States - with many republics eventually gaining full independence.















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