Lec_25_1989Outline - Page 1 of 1 Hist 142\/3 Western Civilization 1660 to the Present UIUC Chaplin Lecture 25 Outline 1989 The Fall of the Wall and the

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Page 1 of 1 Hist 142/3: Western Civilization 1660 to the Present UIUC Chaplin Lecture 25 Outline: 1989, The Fall of the Wall and the End of Communism…Identity Liberated? PART I: Eastern Europe, the USSR and the Cold War A. Joseph Stalin (1925-1953) Economic Plans Human Rights Violations B. The Interim Rulers (1954-1985) Leonid Brezhnev and détente a. control over Europe Nikita Khruschev C. Cold War Reviewed a. Both military & political b. capitalism vs communism c. democracy vs totalitarianism NATO vs Warsaw Pact Korean War (1950-1953), Cuban Missile Crisis (1961) PART II: The Collapse of Communism A. Mikhail Gorbachev Perestroika Glasnost B. Revolt and the End of Communism in Eastern Europe - From Alexander Dubcek to Vaclav Havel: The“Velvet Revolution” in Czechoslovakia - Lech Walesa and Solidarity in Poland - Fall of the Berlin Wall (1989) D. From the USSR to the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States)-1991 PART III: What does it all mean? Interpreting the End of European Communism A. The people respond B. The pundits interpret CONCLUSION Music: U2, “Zoo Station,” from Achtung Baby , Island Records, Ltd., 1991. Key Words, Themes and Events: Berlin Airlift; NATO vs. Warsaw Pact; Korean War (1950-1953); Cuban Missile Crisis (1961); Mikhail Gorbachev; Perestroika; Glasnost; Lech Walesa; Solidarity; Vaclav Havel; The Velvet Revolution; Berlin Wall (1989); CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States).

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