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Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev (b. 1931) Soviet statesman, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the USSR 1985–91 and President 1988–91



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A policy of military, strategic, economic, and ideological expansion in the Soviet Union after World War II. In this era, the Soviet Union constructed a formidable nuclear arsenal and enormous ...

Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

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