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End of the Cold War

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Steph Gorges

on 3 May 2018

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Transcript of End of the Cold War

Decline
Cold
War
USSR
Collapse
Russian
History
Review
End of the Cold War
Reasons for Collapse:
Gorbachev's Reforms - criticism and opposition
Inflation & economic disaster
Ethnic tensions in Soviet Union
Democratic Movements:
Poland
Bulgaria
Hungary
Czechoslovakia - Czech Republic & Slovakia
Reunification of Germany (Berlin Wall - 1989)
Independence movements from Soviet republics
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania in 1991
Russia
August Coup of 1991
Boris Yeltsin - President of Russia
Detente
Detente: Reduction of hostility, cooling of tension
SALT - Strategic Arms Limitation Talks - SALT 1 in 1969 & SALT II in 1979
Detente Ends:
US establishes friendly relations with PRC
Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
US Boycotts Olympics in Moscow 1980
Ronald Reagan elected 1980
Soviet Leadership
Nikita
Khrushchev
Mikhail
Gorbachev
Leonid
Brezhnev
Cuban Missile Crisis
Brezhnev Doctrine
Stopped Prague Spring
Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
Last Soviet leader
Gorbachev's Reforms
Perestroika - "restructuring" - decentralize the economy and help industry be more efficient, modern and open to a semi-market economy
Glasnost - "openness or transparency" - decrease Soviet corruption
1969-1979
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/21/opinion/sunday/the-soviet-coup-that-failed.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
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