George H.W. Bush Foreign Policy
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Site in Beijing where Chinese students and workers gathered to demand greater political openness in 1989. The demonstration was crushed by Chinese military with great loss of life.
Polish labor leader and statesman (born in 1943)
strategic arms reduction talk, 30 percent less nuclear weapons
Soviet Union Breakup
Boris Yeltsin turns Russia into a Republic and the country is out of turmoil
President of the Russian Republic in 1991. Helped end the USSR and force Gorbachev to resign.
Persian Gulf War
a war fought between a coalition led by the United States and Iraq to free Kuwait from Iraqi invaders
Operation Desert Storm
the United States and its allies defeated Iraq in a ground war that lasted 100 hours (1991)
Commonwealth of Independent states
an alliance made up of states that had been Soviet Socialist Republics in the Soviet Union prior to its dissolution in Dec 1991
a Polish trade union that was the first non - communist trade union in any country in the Warsaw Pact. The union used peaceful civil resistance for workers rights and social change against the oppressive communist government. Due to the social movement, partially free elections in Poland took place in 1989 and after the fall of the Soviet Union, the union's leadership took power in Poland. This movement was one of the first movements in a Soviet satellite nation to challenge the communist government.
Beginning in the 1960's, congress passed laws to protect consumers. (lemon laws)
The first non-Soviet related invasion of the US due to a drug line in Panama
End of Cold War
marked by the treaty signed between US and USSR. intermediate range nuclear forces(INF) which was the first to call to the destruction of nuclear weapons. Relations with USSR rapidly improved.
leader of Panama, tried on drug trafficking racketeering and money laundering
islamic leader, attacked iran in hopes that it would shi'ite discontent against others (non-arabics)
New World Order
A description of the international system resulting from the collapse of the Soviet Union in which the balance of nuclear terror theoretically no longer determined the destinies of states.
process in which German Democratic Republic (East Germany) joined Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and Berlin was united into a single city