Ch. 29 - Notecards

Ch. 29 - Notecards - The New World Order is a blanket term...

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The New World Order is a blanket term referring to the change in most all aspects of world politics in the late Cold War and post-Cold War era. During this era, national boundaries were redrawn in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and Central Asia.
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ABM Treaty was the popular name for part of the 1972 Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) between the United States and the former Soviet Union; it restricted the number and locations of antiballistic missiles (ABM) that each nation can deploy. President George W. Bush announced his intention to abandon the treaty so that the United States can deploy an ABM system, parts of which would be space-based.
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Solidarity was a labor union in Poland, independent of the government and of the Polish Communist party, that grew to a membership of several million in the early 1980s. Led by Lech Walesa, Solidarity pushed for many reforms and played a major part in the fall of communism in Poland and its replacement by a multiparty, democratic government. The movement's influence began to decline in the 1990s.
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Slobodan Milosevic was the Serbian leader who, after communism collapsed in Yugoslavia, forcibly removed ethnic minorities, including Croatians, Muslims in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Albanians in Kosovo. His often brutal methods gave rise to the term ethnic cleansing. His grip on power weakened during the Kosovo War, and in 2000 he was driven from office by Serbs, who were angered by the corruption of his government, the costly failure of his policies, and his attempt to rig his reelection to office. Soon after, he went on trial for war crimes before an international tribunal in The Hague, was found guilty, and died in prison.
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Margaret Thatcher was the English political leader who became prime minister of Britain in 1979. A member of the Conservative party (Tories), she stressed private enterprise and attacked socialism and the welfare state. She resigned from office in 1990, having held the office of Prime Minister for longer than anyone in the 20th century.
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IRA (Irish Republican Army) was the secret organization in Ireland that originally fought for Irish independence from Britain. After the division of Ireland in the early twentieth century into Northern Ireland, which remained united with Britain, and the Irish Free State, now called the
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Ch. 29 - Notecards - The New World Order is a blanket term...

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