The Soviet Union resulted to spending more money on the,
military because they viewed the Strategic Defense System of Reagan as a threat.
This took a toll on the economy which is equivalent to causing own bankruptcy
a policy of openness and restricting in a bid to welcome suggestions for rebuilding
the ruling system. It led to increased criticism from the public.
The communist system
was failing to implement promises to workers. There was a general intolerance.
The system limited
the freedom of Russians to watch western films and radio. They wanted freedom to view, listen and also
have a say in the system.