Ussr eastern Europe



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Collapse of the Soviet Union Super Packet


USSR

Eastern Europe

  • Brezhnev Era: Leonid Brezhnev, Brezhnev Doctrine, Détente, SALT Talks,

  • Afghanistan: 1979-1989

  • Gerontocracy: Adropov and Chernenko

  • Mikhail Gorbachev: Glasnost, Perestroika, Democratization, Sinatra Doctrine (my way)

  • August Putsch or August Coup

  • Boris Yeltsin: Russian Federation

  • Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

  • Berlin: Fall of the Wall: 1989, die Wende/The Turning Point, German Reunification, 1990

  • Poland: Solidarity, Lech Walesa, Pope John Paul II

  • Czechoslovakia: Imre Nagy (hanged), Velvet Revolution, Alexander Dubček, Václav Havel

  • Hungary: “Democracy package”

  • Romania: Fall (execution) of Nicolae Ceaușescu

  • Singing Revolution: 1987-1991, Baltic States

  • Yugoslavia: Death of Tito, 1980




The West

USA

UK

Western Europe

  • Richard Nixon: Republican, 969-1974

    • Vietnamization, Détente, SALT, Ping Pong diplomacy, Kissinger, Watergate…“I am not a crook”

  • Jimmy Carter: Democrat, peanut farmer, President 1977-1981

    • Camp David Accords 1978, SALT II, 1980 Summer Olympics Boycott, Iran hostages, Nobel Prize 2002

  • Ronald Reagan, Republican, President, 1981-1989

    • Iran hostage crisis, Iran-Contra, Reagan doctrine, assassination attempt, Reaganomics, INF treaty, Star Wars

  • George HW Bush, Republican, President, 1989-1993

    • Chairman of RNC, Envoy to PRC, Director of CIA 76-77, “No New Taxes,” Removes Noriega in Panama, START I, Gulf War I, NAFTA

  • Bill Clinton, Democrat, President, 1993-2001




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