Why did communism collapse in Eastern Europe

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TITLE: Why did communism collapse in Eastern Europe? This essay will give a brief introduction to communism. It will then discuss the various factors which combined to bring about the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe. It will examine each of these factors and evaluate the effect of each. Finally it will attempt to assertain whether RogersÆ opinion (see above quotation) on Communism is true, that is, whether communism was truly doomed to fail from …

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