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  • C old W ar The End of the
  • Arms Race - Mutually Assured Destruction
  • Berlin Wall
  • The USSR in the 1970’s
    • U.S. and U.S.S.R. entered a period of “détente” or peaceful co-existence
    • Atomic parity had been reached
    • Soviet society had “relaxed”
    • Soviet system was considered “stale” - the leadership was completely out of touch with the people
    • The economy was stagnant
  • “ We in no way aspire to be the bearer of ultimate truth.” Mikhail Gorbachev in a December 1988 speech to the United Nations General Assembly
  • Mikhail Gorbachev
    • Became General Secretary in 1985
    • Recognized problems in USSR, intended to fix them while maintaining communist control
  • Mikhail Gorbachev
    • He introduced two terms to the Russian people
    • Perestroika - Restructuring of society, government, and economy
    • Glasnost - Openness of discussions of the nation’s problems, got rid of lies and propaganda
  • Foreign Affairs
    • Offered Olive Branch to United States - abandoned anti-west rhetoric
    • Arms control became a top priority
    • Held a summit with Reagan in 1985
    • Refused to interfere in reform movements in Eastern Europe
  • Reform
    • Cut defense budget
    • March 1989, 1st free elections since 1917
    • Criticized for being too cautious
    • Coup by hard line communists removed him
    • Boris Yeltsin helped convince troops not to back communists, coup ends, Yeltsin wins coming election.
    • 1991 the Soviet Union peacefully breaks up into 15 republics
  • Eastern Europe
  • Eastern Europe
    • 1989 - Poland - Legalizes the Solidarity Party and hold free elections
    • November 9, 1989 - Berlin Wall falls, starts the reunification process
    • 1989 - Hungary disbands the communist party
    • 1989 - Czechoslovakia holds free elections
    • 1989 - Romania overthrows Ceausescu after hundreds killed
  • Right Here A woman on the radio talked about revolution when it's already passed her by Bob Dylan didn't have this to sing about you you know it feels good to be alive I was alive and I waited, waited I was alive and I waited for this Right here, right now there is no other place I want to be Right here, right now watching the world wake up from history I saw the decade in, when it seemed the world could change at the blink of an eye And if anything then there's your sign... of the times I was alive and I waited, waited I was alive and I waited for this Right here, right now I was alive and I waited, waited I was alive and I waited for this Right here, right now there is no other place I want to be Right here, right now watching the world wake up from history Right here, right now there is no other place I want to be Right here, right now watching the world wake up from history Right here, right now there is no other place I want to be Right here, right now watching the world wake up... Right Now