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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 Bushs 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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