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Hi, my IA topic is about how Gorbachev's policies were responsible for ending the Cold War but i'm struggling to understand the big pictures. Could anyone please explain to the me Gorbachev's policies in very simple terms and how they affected the cold war? Any sources would be appreciated :) thanks!

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Do you mean Glasnost and Perestroika? Those were his famous internal policies regarding freedoms of speech/ thoughts and command economics.

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Mikhail Gorbachev was determined to begin new era in Sino-Soviet relations:


· July 1985:5 year agreements on trade and economic prosperity


· Regular contact between two govs


· May 1989: formal reconciliation when Gorbachev visited Beijing


· 1989: Vietnam withdrew its troops from Kampuchea à relations with China improved

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