a) Gorbachev is already being groomed for the position due to his actions, so he should continue. To appeal to the the Moderates, Shevardadze should take his position of Deputy Premier and a suitable candidate for the conservatives to replace Shevardadze.1. Who should be chosen as the new Second General Secretary of the CPSU?
a) Mikhail Gorbachev (Deputy Premier & Minister of Foreign Affairs/supported by the Reformists)
b) Eduard Shevardadze (First Deputy Premier/supported by Moderates and National Minorities)
c) Boris Shcherbina (Deputy Premier & Minister of Construction of the Oil and Gas Industries/supported by Conservatives)
d) Gury Marchuk (First Secretary of Komsolom/supported by Liberals)
e) Victor Kulikov (Minister of Defence/supported by Soviet Armed Forces)
A) Our space program serves multiple purposes, the advancement of scientific discovery, international reputation and prestige and allowing our people to aspire to a thing greater than the terrestrial bonds of Earth. To cut it now would be foolish.2. Should the USSR begin a construction of Mir-2 space station?
A) Yes, it should be our priority
B) No, we can spend that money on other projects.
Like it or not, we need to talk to the Americans about this. Our relations with Israel have been...uneven to say the least, and any handling of the wider issues that have caused this violence will require discussions with the Israeli government. I confess, I have no idea of what form a lasting peace would take, but if we can bring the PLO, and the Americans the Israelis, then at the very least a dialogue can be created and hopefully it will lead to something in the future.3. Please write down how should the USSR react to the ongoing unrest in Palestine?
If nothing else, it will reiterate our commitment to global peace.
I have no real suggestion on how to react except to offer our Angolan comrades congratulations, quietly intensify the military aid to them, and see if we can provide some material replacements for anything our Cuban comrades may need. This war of anti-imperialist action is not liable to end soon after one battle, and without a decisive battle to their name, we can not hope to force a settlement on the conflict that would be favorable to the People.4. Please write down how should the Soviet government react to the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale?