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Unformatted text preview: i) June 4, 1989 III) “Domino Effect” in Reverse—Revolutions in Eastern Europe a) Poland as the First Breach i) Pope John Paul II’s visit in 1979 ii) Strikes at Gdansk shipyards iii) Erosion of Communist Regimes iv) Same pattern in Hungary, East Germany, and Czechoslovakia b) The Role of Gorbachev i) Reforms in the 1980s (1) Perestroika: (2) Glasnost ii) The “Sinatra Doctrine” (1) Why This Shift in Policy? (a) “Internal empire” vs. “external empire” (b) Exhausted key economic resources IV) Implications for a Post-Cold War World a) Cold War as a Distraction i) Domestic issues in the U.S. the media had ignored during Cold War era ii) Foreign Policy Dictated by Containment iii) Alperovitz and Bird’s Argument (1) How economic disaster was averted (2) “Very weak medicine for a very sick economy” (3) Is there a “Third” way in the post- Cold War world?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/04/2011 for the course MMW 6 taught by Professor Chang during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.
- Spring '08