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Communism and the Cold War
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1958-60 Great Leap Forward

Mao orders collectivization, backyard foundaries

20-30 million die through starvation

1962 break with Soviet Union obvious

1966-76 Cultural Revolution

universities close, Red Guards run amok, counter-revolutionaries killed

1978 period of (economic) liberalization begins under Deng Xiaoping

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Proxy wars

Proxy wars

minor conflicts around the world

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Major troop deployments:

1950-53 Korea

1965-73 Vietnam

1979-89 Afghanistan

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Close call for World War III

Close call for World War III

Cuban missile crisis 1962

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The big surprise

The big surprise

The end of European communism

1970s and 80s religious and cultural dissent

failing economies

Reagans role?

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New blood at the Kremlin

New blood at the Kremlin

1985 Mikhail Gorbachev becomes General Secretary

initiates reforms--glasnost and perestroika

1988 allows contested elections within the Communist Party

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Movement in Eastern Europe

Movement in Eastern Europe

1980s rise of Solidarity--suppressed

1988 illegal Solidarity shipworkers, with encouragement from the Pope, go on strike

1989 Polish Communist party (and Gorbachev) allows Solidarity to compete in national elections

Solidarity victory

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East Germany

East Germany

Very little reform--the Stasi

Gorbachev calls for change in East Germany

East German tourists go through Hungary to Austria--at first a few, then 10,000s

Berlin Wall is torn down

1990 Germany reunified

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Back in USSR

Back in USSR

1991 hardliners in the military wage a coup against Gorbachev, coup fails

Communist Party is abolished in Russia

Soviet Union is dissolved by decree

CIS is formed

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12 new nation states

12 new nation states

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Russia--backsliding under Putin since 2000?

Russia--backsliding under Putin since 2000?

nostalgia for good old days, and Chinese model

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