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The Curtain comes down!

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Kyle Grecian

on 27 February 2014

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Transcript of The Curtain comes down!

The Curtain comes down!
Detente, is the period of no tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union. It was during the cold war when it wasnt as intense. Richard Nixon and Russia made a hotline straight to each other to communicate when they needed to. This helped to cool things off.
The Romanian Revolution
On November 17,1989 non-violent protesters of students and older people took to the streets against the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia. They wanted it to be overthrown and a new government and leader in place.
Fall of the Berlin Wall
Prague Spring
The Prague Spring was a political uprising by Czechoslovakia.The Russians sent in tanks to put it down.
The Romanian Revolution December 1989 was an up-rising of anti-government protesters to overthrow the communist government of President of Romania Nicolae Ceaușescu. Many people died in battle for freedom. It is estimated that around 1,000 people died.
The fall of the Berlin Wall was as fast as it was made. On November 9, 1989 the decision was made to open cetain points in the wall. Guards allowed people to cross peacefully. Soon after the wall was completely destoryed.
Detente
Velvet Revolution
Summary
I placed the images and stories in this order because of how important each one was. Starting with Detente where the American President and Russian President had talks over a phone line from Russia to the United States. The Romanian Revolution was one of the first actual overthrows of a communist government in Europe. This action sparked revolutions else where. In Czechoslovakia students took to the streets and were stopped but this also helped to light later revolutions in the country. The Velvet Revolution was a follow up of the Prague Spring with non-violent protests. The last one leading up to the fall of Communism was the Fall of the Berlin wall which was a major turning point in the Cold War for all of Europe.
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