The Sinatra Doctrine 1989
The Sinatra Doctrine:
- The Sinatra Doctrine rejected the Bhreznev Doctrine (using military forces in countries with a capitalist influence) because it was no longer financially viable for the Soviet Union.
- The economy was fragile so it was easier to tell people that they could do as they please rather than providing military aid.
- Citizens could do what they liked without any interferance from the USSR.
- For example, they could demonstrate and hold protests.
- This applied to all countries in the Warsaw Pact.
Impact on superpower relations:
- Caused relations to improve.
- Countries in Eastern Europe could now have capitalist influence without any interfernace from the Soviet Union.
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