Lecture 9 - Lecture 9 (Movie) I. The wall was still intact...

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Lecture 9 (Movie) I. The wall was still intact at 1989, but things were about to change a. Gorbachev wanted to end CW, but US was cautious. b. Told the ppl of E. Europe would be allowed to choose their nations, but were convince they would choose socialism with a human face. He thought they would be grateful to Moscow. c. Hungary was close to economic situation (huge debt) and had to reform their country. Asked Gorbachev if he would smash any revolutions if they have multi-party system, Gorbachev said he would NOT crush anything. The revolution of 1956 was redeemed and justified and the revolutionaries were given proper burial. i. Hungary took down barbed wire between Austria and the West. Iron curtain was starting to unravel. d. The Poles followed in suit. Solidarity leaders were first crushed but then talked to Polish communists about democracy. June elections produced a stunning defeat for communist (99 out of 100 seats in congress for Solidarity). e.
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Lecture 9 - Lecture 9 (Movie) I. The wall was still intact...

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