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Collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe

Communism is a theory and system of social and political organisation that
dominated much of the history of the 20th century. In theory, communism is a
classless society in which all property is owned by the community as a whole and
where all people…

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Soviet Union appointed a new leader of the Polish government ­ General
Jaruzelski. He was told he had to deal with Solidarity or there would be a soviet
invasion. A year later Jaruzelski imposed military law, banned Solidarity and
arrested Walesa and thousands of supporters. Jaruzelski tried to set up…

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demanding passage. There was some Confusion as to what the official line was
and the border guards, uncertain of what to do and ill equipped to deal with the
huge and unyielding mob, were forced to let them pass. The Wall had fallen.
By 1989, it was obvious that the…

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