]]]]]]]]]]]]] 15 QUESTIONS FOR YOU NUCLEAR FREEZE FRIENDS [[[[[[[[[[[[[[ By Greg Fossedal (1984) Condensed from Dartmouth Review 1. Describe in 100 words or less the Soviet monument to detente that stands in Berlin. 2. Name the last three arms control- treaties upheld by the Soviet Union. 3. Estimate the total number of deaths in Soviet prisons between 1917 and 1923. (Hint: up to 5,000,000.) 4. Illuminate the vigor of the Soviet election system, comparing it with such "fascist" states as San Salvador, Chile and Guatemala. 5. Outline the differences between now and 1963, when the US unilaterally pulled out its nuclear missiles out of Turkey, Italy and Britain -- but the Soviets expanded. 6. Give the total number of Soviet citizens murdered in the Gulag Archipelago from 1936 to 1950. (Hint: some 16 million.) 7. Compare the military budget of the USSR, a mere 13% of the Soviet GNP, with that of the NATO countries, a provocative 4% of GNP, and of the US, a whopping 6 % of GNP. 8. State the Soviet Bill of Rights. 9. Outline the differences between now and 1976, when the US began unilateral disengagement of its anti-ballistic missile program, but the Soviets expanded. 10. Describe the success of the "Chemicals for Peace" program in Afghanistan, Cambodia and Laos. 11. Place a check by each country in which the Soviets have established a military presence in recent years: (a) Mozambique, (b) Nicaragua, (c) Iraq, (d)Angola, (e) Ethiopia, (f) All of the above, and more. 12. Review the Soviet policy of providing support for world peace makers, such as Muammar Qaddafi, Fidel Castro and Yasir Arafat. 13. Discuss the Soviet goodwill missions to Poland, Czecho- slovakia, Hungary, Angola, and South Yemen. 14. Examine America's aggresive, jingoistic withdrawal from the Panama Canal as a contributing factor to the defensive Soviet actions in Nicaragua and El Salvador. 15. Trace the development of the nuclear freeze movement in the USSR, including protest marches, pamphlets and special Soviet TV specials advocating a nuclear freeze. ********** NOTE: This and a little more is available as a Reader's Digest reprint -- 10 reprints for $3 from Reprint Editor, Reader's Digest, Box 25, Pleasantville, NY 10570.
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