Today we discussed the nature of command economies and the role of coercion and monitoring in keeping one going in the USSR. We also debriefed Ex 21 and I gave some time for Ex 23. Finally, we had a brief presentation on the Soviet-Afghan War and I noted that this was a real blemish on the USSR and can be argued as a key piece in the beginning of the end for the Soviet empire.
Please ensure you read pp 199-206 in DeMarco in order to be prepared for tomorrow's lesson on the US civil rights movement.
Also, note that Thursday is the deadline for any missing work (that includes WW2 presentations and Vietnam photo montage assignments). If you want marks you must get it in before I go home.