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HIS308 / HIS 308 / Week 5 DQ 2

HIS308 / HIS 308 / Week 5 DQ 2

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What was the initial effect of the Soviet collapse at the end of the Cold War on Europe?
What was the initial effect of the Soviet collapse at the end of the Cold War on Europe?

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Week 5 DQ 2

What was the initial effect of the Soviet collapse at the end of the Cold War on Europe?

The Cold War divided Western and Eastern Europe with an Iron Curtain for over 40 years, from 1947 until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The disintegration of the Soviet Union led to the fall of the Berlin wall and the unification of Germany, the gradual US withdrawal from European affairs and the emergence of a vast number of new states seeking to rejoin the West. The major dilemma in the immediate aftermath of the Soviet collapse was the integration of the 15 new European states from the remains of the former USSR, such as Latvia, Estonia and Ukraine, as

to bring political unity and for economic integration. However. Hence. The idea of a greater European union is the establishment of a common market for the free flow of goods. such as Czechoslovakia and Poland.well as nations not part of the USSR but part of the Eastern bloc. Most of these new states wanted to be a part of the liberal democratic European ideal. This posed challenges for the creation of a greater European unity. people and money within Europe. the economies of the poorer European states have to be build-up by serious investments and economic assistance. The treaty provides for the establishment of a future single currency in Europe. common security policy. By February 7. The establishment of the European Union was a milestone because it was formed to prevent war. a major breakthrough occurred with the Treaty of European Union signed in Maastricht. the great gap in the economies of the member nations would surely lead to massive migration of workers from poorer to richer states. One of the main issues was the economic difference between the more industrialized Western European nations and their less industrialized Eastern neighbors. References: . 1992. services. and closer cooperation in justice and home affairs.

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