End of Cold War

End of Cold War - April 30, 2008 Communists gained control...

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April 30, 2008 Communists gained control of Czech govt Prague Coup 1945-48 = coalition govt. in Czech that included communists 1948 purged govt of all non communist govts. Symbolic turning point when govts broke from communist political end to century = 1989 Soviets imposed communism by power of red army 1953/1956/1968 Soviet Union applied force when a country wanted to break free of Soviet domination 1985 Gorbachev comes into power & starts introducing reforms = perestroika & glasnost leadership in east Germany, Czechoslovakia were outraged Gorbachev was doing something risky & saw no reason to apply reforms to their own countries thought 1 party dictatorship was working perfectly well (socialized older generation leaders) hostile to what Gorbachev was doing Soviet publications talked about what East German leadership didn’t want published 1 country that was an exception was Poland already had a history of dissenting from soviet policy; strong Catholic church *national identity*; 1989 led the way
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2009 for the course PHIL 320 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '09 term at Montclair.

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