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The end of the soviet union

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Communism fell over eastern Europe in 1989 onwards:

  • Hungary opened its frontier with Austria in May 1989.
  • Free elections were held in Poland in June.
  • Solidarity was reinstated and it won the elections, leading to a non-communist government.
  • Many East Germans gained access to West Germany by passing into Austria, through Hungary and then on to West Germany.
  • The Berlin wall was dismantled in November.
  • Anti-communist demonstrations took place in Czechoslovakia and soon enough the communist government collapsed in December.
  • In Romania, a revolution began (December) against the cruel and corrupt regime. Their dictator was executed on Christmas day.
  • The Warsaw pact officially ended in 1991.
  • 1990 saw…

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