Apr25 - The Revolutions of 1989-1991 and Post-Cold War...

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The Revolutions of 1989-1991 and Post-Cold War Europe Key Terms · Mikhail Gorbachev · Glasnost · Perestroika · “The End of History” · Vladimir Putin · Balkan Wars, 1992-1999 · “Ethnic Cleansing” · NATO Expansion I. The Revolutions of 1989-1991 Ultimately, communism could not be reformed without completely restructuring it o This was, however, Gorbachev’s idea He was a devout socialist and wanted reform People should have more rights, but not enough that they would challenge the state monopoly Fixing Communism: Mikhail Gorbachev’s Project o Glasnost (openness), Perestroika (economic restructuring) , and the Limits of Reform There were so many different peoples under the Soviet Union who wanted autonomy Eventually, even Russians wanted independence Opening up to the global economy showed just how behind the Soviets were o Ending the Brezhnev Doctrine and Giving Up on Empire Brezhnev Doctrine (1968) – said that the Warsaw Pact would intervene if any part of Eastern Europe tried to reform communism Gorbachev started to signal to the other countries that the Soviets would no longer intervene o Other countries torn down the regimes they hated once they knew there would be no consequences Eastern European Dominos East Germany and
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