Claire Craig

The Sobering of Society: The Effect of the Anti-Alcohol Movement on the Family

In 1895, when Gorbachev launched his anti-alcohol campaign, his goal was to create a better society by limiting the consumption of alcohol. He took extreme measures to reduce alcohol consumption, such as limiting shops that sold alcohol, destroying vineyards, and reducing the production of alcohol significantly. Certainly Gorbachev’s campaign had several positive effects. The stateContinue reading “The Sobering of Society: The Effect of the Anti-Alcohol Movement on the Family”

Socialism and the Downfall of the Shadow Economy

Socialism played a major role in every government decision made during the Brezhnev era. While the Khrushchev era saw a lot of regrowth and reform in various areas, Brezhnev focused on centralizing the economy. A series of economic reforms were made during the Brezhnev era, all designed to make the economy more efficient, but moreContinue reading “Socialism and the Downfall of the Shadow Economy”