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  • The rise of Solidarity
    • By the late 1970s the Polish economy was near to collapse
    • Solidarity formed in Gdansk shipyards, 1980
    • Solidarity demands political and religious freedoms
    • Jaruzelski declares martial law, December 1981. Walesa arrested, Solidarity banned
    • International pressure leads to release of Walesa, 1982
    • Gorbachev comes to power in Soviet Union, 1985, and withdraws strong support of Jaruzelski. Solidarity the real power in Poland
    • Jaruzelski allows free elections, 1989
    • Walesa becomes President in Poland's first non-communist government, 1990


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