While Gorbachev initiated a series of reforms that theoretically moved it away from Marxism to neo capitalism without compromising the basic principles and ideology of Politburo, he was not able to implement them across the federation of socialist states (Brown, 1996). The inability of Gorbachev to implement the reforms and restructure the system resulted in dissatisfaction and unrest, ultimately leading to the disintegration of Soviet Union.
Another important factor was that the unification of Germany in 1990 signaled the onset of new sovereign rights and reorientation and development of new equations among the states conforming to leftists’ ideologies and political leanings. This was a major element that provided the popular leaders like Yeltsin with alternatives to woo the public who were disillusioned with the Gorbachev’s hardliner’s policies. There was also huge political unrest across the federation states because they had no representation in the Soviet Union Politburo with the ouster of Shcherbitsky, a Ukrainian in 1989. Hence, these can be considered important factors that contributed to the breakup of the Soviet