Modeling and Simulating Transitions from Authoritarian Rule
FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE COLL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
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The firm and boundless communist dictatorships collapsed like soap bubbles in 1989. From this, each country began to make its way in its transition from authoritarian rule. Some, like Poland, chose the shock-therapy approach of immediate privatization of industry and agriculture, immediate convertiblity of currency and the immediate dissemination of state assets. Others, like Hungary chose a slow-go approach that was supposed to gradually give up the reins of authority. Whatever the method, the goals were clear free market, civil rights, and, most importantly, democracy.
- Government and Political Science