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Unformatted text preview: • August 1989, first non- communist prime minister 1989 in Hungary • March 1989 demonstrations • May 2, “Iron Curtain” taken down o East German tourists rushed to Hungary to escape from the west 1989 Elsewhere • November 9: East German government allowed citizens to travel to the west • Berlin Wall falls • Only violent revolution was Romania’s’ in December After 1989 • 2 views of future o Francis Fukuyama “The End of History”- since fall of communism, everyone agrees that the best form of government is democracy with regulated market economy History is over because we have no more ideas to clash over, not necissarily god o Samuel Huntington “Clash of Civilizations”- response to Fukuyama Cold war covered over old hatreds Hatreds would reemerge: religious, ethnic, cultural, tribal Huntington seems to be right so far...
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- Spring '08
- Cold War, Eastern Bloc, Samuel Huntington