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  1. NATO
  2. Warsaw Pact
  3. Lenin Shipyards in Gdansk
  4. Revolts in E. Europe '53,'56,'68
  5. Reagan
  1. a (president) 40th republican with a strong anti-communist view. influenced fall of communism. talked with gorbachev to end Cold War
  2. b treaty signed in 1945 that formed an alliance of the Eastern European countries behind the Iron Curtain; USSR, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Romania
  3. c East Germany '53: There was a general strike in Berlin over working conditions. Squashed by Soviet troops. Over 3 million East Germans fled for the West, where there were promises of capitalism and freedom. '56: Poland. Gomulka tried to reform with liberalization, de-collectivization, and friendlier relationship with the Catholic Church. Since Poland stayed with the Warsaw Pact and kept Soviet control, the reforms were successful. Hungary '56. Nagy, a liberal Communist, tried liberalization, along with democratization, but most importantly withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact. This pissed the Soviets off and they sent in tanks to stamp out the revolt. Czechoslovakia '68 Prague Spring. Dubeck attempted liberal reforms such as less repressive police, increased freedom of the press, and legalization of non-Commie political groups. The Soviets and Warsaw Pact invaded and squashed.
  4. d Large Polish shipyard located in Gdansk. Solidarity was founded there. Sight of first successful protests led by Lech Walesa.
  5. e (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Italy, Denmark, Norway, Portugal, and Iceland with Canada and the US

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Soviet Union and its allies had the right to intervene in any socialist country whenever they saw the need
  2. region of Yugoslavia that had autonomy until Milosovic attempted to crush the Albanian group with ethnic cleansing; 1999 NATO used military strikes against Yugoslavia until the crisis came to an end in 1999
  3. a policy initiated by Mikhail Gorbachev that involved restructuring of the social and economic status quo in communist Russia towards a market based economy and society
  4. Czech dramatist and statesman whose plays opposed totalitarianism and who served as president of Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992 and president of the Czech Republic since 1993 (born in 1936)
  5. an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members

5 True/False questions

  1. Ethnic Groupspeople who share a common culture, language, or history


  2. Containment(military) containing something or someone


  3. Velvet Revolutionsocial process of neutralizing the influence of Joseph Stalin by revising his policies and removing monuments dedicated to him and renaming places named in his honor


  4. Glasnost(North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Italy, Denmark, Norway, Portugal, and Iceland with Canada and the US


  5. Dayton Accords1995 peace agreement ending the war over the former Yugoslavia, between Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia