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Unformatted text preview: Bush, Clinton And The End of the Cold War LO-16 Situation • Greatly changed from previous Presidents • Gorbachev to power in ’85 • Gorbachev at 27 th Congress of Communist Party – 1986 • Raises the possibility of changed direction • But debate in US over motives was charged • Sov mil build-up still on-going • But by 1989 • Glasnost (opening), • perestroika (econ restructuring), & • novaya myshleniya (new thinking • Dec 1988, G announces unilateral reduction in troop strength of 500,000 by 2000 • Just before Bush’s inauguration • Jan 11, 1989 Hungary authorizes formation of independent pol parties Dramatic changes continue after Amer elections • Feb 15, 1989 - last Sov soldier leaves Afghan • Mid ‘89 Gorbachev • seemed to be encouraging change • decides not to suppress unrest • Result: massive pro-demo protests in GDR • Nov 9, 1989 opening of Berlin Wall • Mid-Nov 1989 SU warning CZ ldrs not to delay reform • By mid-1990, free & demo elections had taken place in EE Central Issue - Germany...
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2012 for the course INTA 3110 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Georgia Tech.
- Fall '08