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Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
Fall of communism
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Fall of communism

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  • 1. THE FALL OFCOMMUNISMUSSR AND EASTERN EUROPE
  • 2. Mikhail Gorbachev – detenta new era of reform Sought to reform and restructure the USSR Economic reform – perestroika  Economy somewhere between central planning (communism) and free markets (capitalism) New openness in society, politics, and speech- glasnost Free elections were help for the first time since 1917 (1989)
  • 3.  Many non-Russians began to call for independence from the USSR Gorbachev called for the USSR to reform its policy toward the nations of Eastern Europe (Warsaw Pact nations) He also withdrew Soviet troops from Afghanistan
  • 4. Boris Yeltsin was elected thepresident of Russia
  • 5.  Russia struggled to create democratic and capitalistic state Corruption increased Poverty increased Standard of living decreased Russia still struggles to build a more modern, progressive, and economically stable state
  • 6. The Berlin Wall came down - 1989
  • 7. Reunification of Germany- 1993
  • 8. Chancellor Angela Merkel
  • 9. Gorbachev visiting Berlin
  • 10. Gorbachev with Angela Merkel and LechWalesa (Poland Solidarity Movement
  • 11. Gorbachev in a Louis VuittonAdvertisement
  • 12. Hungary became independent –ended communism
  • 13. Communist propaganda inBudapest, Hungary
  • 14. Hungarian street signs after the fallof communism
  • 15. Romania
  • 16. Bucharest, Romania
  • 17. The president of Romania and hiswife shortly before their execution
  • 18. The European Union
  • 19. Maastricht Treaty – 1990 – rulesfor a single European currency
  • 20. THE FORMERYUGOSLAVIA 1989- 1990’s
  • 21.  With the fall of communism, Yugoslavia broke up into separate republics with many declaring their independence National, ethnic, and religious tensions led to a violent and bloody war Rape, murder, ethnic cleansing, concentration camps marked the conflict The US carried our bombing raids on the capital of Serbia during the Clinton administration
  • 22. Serbian leaders would later be arrested andcharged with war crimes

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