- Oct 2011
- Italy, Lago Maggiore
No, I wouldn't say that ... the fall of the Soviet Union was due to two main factors:On this point I would disagree... Any regime has to take into account the wishes of its population (especially the wealth aspect) otherwise it is doomed longer term.... This was the main factor in the downfall of the USSR... China saw the writing on the wall which is why it embarked on a journey to massively improve its economy and the wealth of its population, putting aside many of its ideological principles
* it kept on competing against the "West" [and this meant enormous military expenses and to use the best resources in that sector and not in common economical sectors];
* it didn't adopt market economy [like China did, even if planned]
The improvement of the lifestyle of the Chinese people is a consequence, not a motivation for political decisions.