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The End of the Cold War and After. 1989-Present. The End of the Cold War. Causes Soviet Union unable to keep up with the West Mikhail Gorbachev (1985-1991). The End of the Cold War. Glasnost Perestroika Results. The End of the Cold War. Unrest in Eastern Europe Poland

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The End of the Cold War

  • Causes

    • Soviet Union unable to keep up with the West

    • Mikhail Gorbachev (1985-1991)


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The End of the Cold War

  • Glasnost

  • Perestroika

  • Results


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The End of the Cold War

  • Unrest in Eastern Europe

    • Poland

      • Economic stagnation during 1980s

      • Rise of Solidarity Movement

      • Government recognizes Solidarity in 1989


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The End of the Cold War

  • Demonstrations throughout Eastern Europe

  • Gorbachev announces he would not interfere in Eastern Europe

  • German Reunification, 1990



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The End of the Cold War

  • Reforms destabilize Soviet Union

  • Soviet Union dissolves in 1991




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Break-up of Yugoslavia

  • Death of dictator Josef Tito 1980

  • Ethnic and religious tensions



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Middle East

  • Israel fights for its existence between 1948 and 1967

  • Israel occupies West Bank in 1967

  • Middle East Peace Process 1993-2000





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Europe

  • Europe integrates further

    • European Union, 1992

    • European Monetary Union, 1999

    • Expansion of European Union

  • European Union wants to form its own defense and foreign policy


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Present

  • War on Terror

  • US and the Middle East

  • The Future?


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