Why have Republican leaders abandoned their principles in support of an immoral and dangerous president? O n a cold March afternoon in , Wolfgang Leonhard slipped out of the East German Communist Party Secretariat, hurried home, packed what few warm clothes he could fit into a small briefcase, and then walked to a telephone box to call his mother. That was the code they had agreed on in advance. It meant that he was escaping the country, at great risk to his life. To hear more feature stories, get the Audm iPhone app.
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Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics , [h] in practice its government and economy were highly centralized until its final years. It was the largest country in the world by surface area,  spanning over 10, kilometers 6, mi east to west across 11 time zones and over 7, kilometers 4, mi north to south. Its five biomes were tundra , taiga , steppes , desert , and mountains. Its diverse population was officially known as the Soviet people. The Soviet Union had its roots in the October Revolution of when the Bolsheviks , headed by Vladimir Lenin , overthrew the Provisional Government that had earlier replaced the monarchy of the Russian Empire. They established the Russian Soviet Republic , [i] beginning a civil war between the Bolshevik Red Army and many anti-Bolshevik forces across the former Empire, among whom the largest faction was the White Guard , which engaged in violent anti-communist repression against the Bolsheviks and their worker and peasant supporters known as the White Terror.
Part of a series on the History of the Cold War. As soon as the term " Cold War " was popularized to refer to postwar tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union , interpreting the course and origins of the conflict became a source of heated controversy among historians, political scientists and journalists. Historians commonly speak of three differing approaches to the study of the Cold War: "orthodox" accounts, "revisionism" and "post-revisionism".