McAuley World History Ch. 21

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Boris Yeltsin

president of the Russian Republic at the time of the disintegration of the Soviet Union

Mikhail Gorbachev B

Soviet leader who established the congress of People's Deputies

Ronald Reagan

president who called the Soviet Union an "evil empire"

Gerald Ford

U.S. president after Nixon resigned

Vaclav Havel

writer who helped bring down the Czech Communist government

Pierre Trudeau

Canadian prime minister who passed the Official Language Act

Ayatollah Khomeini

leader of Iran when 52 Americans were held hostage there

Francois Mitterrand

nationalized major French banks and industries

Lech Walesa

founder of the polish National Trade Union Solidarity

Richard Nixon

resigned from office to avoid impeachment

Mikhail Gorbachev

soviet leader who initiated perestroika

Jimmy Carter

canceled U.S. participation in the 1980 Summer Olympic Games

Vladimir Putin

Russian president who succeeded Boris Yeltsin

Bill Clinton

U.S. president who supported NATO attacks against Serbia

Willy Brandt

West German chancellor who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1971

Helmut Kohl

chancellor of West Germany during the reunification of East and West Germany

Erich Honecker

East German leader against whose regime began the demonstrations that ended in the fall of the Berlin Wall

Leonid Brezhnev

soviet leader who supported intervention if communism was threatened

Nicolae Ceausescu

oppressive communist leader of Romain who was deposed in 1989

Slobodan Milosevic

Serbian leader who initiated a policy of ethnic cleansing against Bosnian muslims

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