The Collapse of Communism

Ashford 5: – Week 4 – Discussion 2

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses.


The Collapse of Communism

Discuss all of the following questions using several different examples from the text, or video, and original analysis of your own.

  • What      factors led to the collapse of communism?
  • What role      did nationalism play in the collapse of communism?
  • What      caused revolutionary protest movements to arise in communist countries?
  • How did      protest movements affect communist governments?
  • What role      did generational differences play in the collapse of communism?

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.
Carefully review the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate this Discussion Thread.