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History of the Modern World. The End of the Cold War . Mrs. McArthur Walsingham Academy Room 111. Note Taking Transparency 180. The Soviet Union Declines.
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History of the Modern World The End of the Cold War Mrs. McArthur Walsingham Academy Room 111
The Soviet Union Declines The Soviet command economy could not keep up with the amount needed to maintain the arms race, nor could it meet consumers’ needs. The U.S.S.R. got mired in a guerilla war in Afghanistan that it could not find a way to win. Mikhail Gorbachev signed arms control treaties and pulled out of Afghanistan. He began a policy of openness, ending censorship, and allowed limited private enterprise. These policies caused many to lose their jobs and some of the Soviet republics to demand independence. In 1991, the Soviet Union was dissolved. Progress Monitoring Transparency Note Taking Transparency 180 Witness History Audio: A Democratic Transformation The Cold War Section 5: The End of the Cold War, pp 1000-1007
Changes Transform Eastern Europe Some Eastern European countries, such as Hungary and Poland, began to seek political reforms before Gorbachev came into office. The East German Government, however, was not ready for Gorbachev’s reforms when they came and banned Soviet publications. Communist governments soon began to fall in Eastern Europe. Old borders changed when Czechoslovakia became two countries. Color Transparency 185: The Cold War: Freeze to Thaw Communism Declines Around the World After the breakup of the Soviet Union, China continued its capitalistic experiments but held onto one-party rule. Vietnam established diplomatic ties with the U.S. North Korea, however, has maintained its economic and political systems. Section 5: The End of the Cold War
The United States as a Sole Superpower The U.S. emerged as the leading military power and has used its might in conflicts around the world. Some people have welcomed its efforts and some have despised them. Section 5: The End of the Cold War Caption: It’s Always Something 3 of 7
Assignment 1 Read text, pp 992-997 Identify in the context of the chapter the new terms presented. Answer the Checkpoint questions. Read the Infographic and answer the Thinking Critically questions. Read the Biography and answer the question at the end. Read the photo caption, pp 997, and answer the question at the end.
Assignment 2 Read text, pp 998-999 and answer the Critical Thinking questions. Read text, pp 1000-1006. Identify in the context of the chapter the new terms presented. Answer the Checkpoint questions. Read the photo caption, pp 1001, and answer the question at the end. Analyze the political cartoon, pp 1002, and answer the question at end. Read the photo captions, pp 1004 and 1005, and answer the questions at the end.
Assignment 4 Chapter 30 Test (Format provided in last week’s notes) Be sure to review: lectures (2), class notes, text resources ( on-line review quizzes, study aides on pp 1008 and 1010.
Assignment 5 Project Work