By Bernard A. Cook
The cave in of Communism in japanese Europe in 1989 appeared a logical end to a old epoch introduced via international battle II (1914–18), yet extra in particular to the Europe that was once produced by means of the adjustments of worldwide conflict II (1939–45). The latter clash accomplished the exhaustion of France and nice Britain that was once so glaring in global struggle I. Germany in 1945 used to be prostrate and lower than army profession. The Soviet Union, notwithstanding it had skilled terrible devastation throughout the battle, moved into the vacuum within the east created by way of the defeat of Nazi Germany. The final 1/2 the 20th century observed the increase of the chilly battle because the usa assumed a management function within the twin attempt to comprise the Soviet Union and to aid within the reconstruction of Western Europe.
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Rybkin, Ivan P. Stepashin, Sergei Travkin, Nikolai Yakovlev, Aleksandr Yeltsin, Boris Zhirinovski, Vladimir Zyuganov, Gennady Andreyevich Serbia Adzić, Blagoje Cošić, Dobrica Draskovic, Vuk Marković, Ante Marković, Mihajlo Marković, Mirjana Milošević, Slobodan Panic, Milan Raznjatović, Zelyko Rugova, Ibrahim Seselj, Vojislav Simović, Milos Surroi, Venton Varady, Tibor Slovakia Kovac, Michael Meciar, Vladimir Slovenia Drnovsek, Janez Kucan, Milan Peterle, Lojze Spain Anguita, Julio Arias Navarro, Carlos Aznar, José Maria Blanco, Carrero Carrillo, Santiago González, Felipe Iribarne, Manuel Fraga Juan Carlos Franco, Francisco Piñar, Bias Suárez Gonzalez, Adolfo Sweden Bildt, Carl Carlsson, Ingvar Erlander, Tage Falldin, Thorbjorn Hammarskjöld, Dag Hansson, Per Ohlin, Bertil Palme, Olof Ullsten, Ola Ukraine Chornovil, Vyacheskv Kravchuck, Leonid Kuchma, Leonid Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Allilueva, Svetlana Andropov, Yuri Beria, Lavrenty Bessmertnykh, Alexandr Brezhnev, Leonid Bulganin, Nikolay Cherninko, Konstantin Dobrynin, Anatoli Gorbachev, Mikhail Gromyko, Andrei Khrushchev, Nikita Kosygin, Alexei Kryuchkov, Vladimir Liberman, Yevsei Ligachëv, Yegor Malenkov, Georgi Mikoyan, Anastas Molotov, Vyacheslav Pavlov, Valentin Popv, Gavriil Pugo, Boris Rasputin, Valentin Rybakov, Anatoly Ryzhkov, Nikolai Sakharov, Andrei Sinyavsky, Andrei Sobchak, Anatoly Starodubtsev, Vasilii Stalin, Josef Yakovlev, Aleksandr Yanayev, Gannadi Yavinsky, Grigori Zhdanov, Andrei A.
U-2 spy plane shot down over the USSR June 30 Belgium leaves Congo French colonies fully independent 1961 April Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba August 13 Berlin Wall erected 1962 July 1 France recognizes independence of Algeria October Second Vatican Council begins October Spiegel Affair in West Germany October 22–28 Cuban Missile Crisis 1963 June 21 Giovanni Battista Montini elected pope, taking name of Paul VI August 5 Nuclear Test Ban Treaty signed October 15 Adenauer resigns October 16 Ludwig Erhard becomes West German chancellor December 5 Socialists join the Christian Democrat Aldo Moro’s cabinet in Italy’s “Opening to the Left” 1964 October 14 Khrushchev ousted and replaced by Brezhnev 1965 March Nicolae Ceausescu becomes general secretary of the Romanian Communist Party 1966 December 1 Grand Coalition of Christian Democrats and Social Democrats in the Federal Republic of Germany 1967 Troubles begin in Northern Ireland as Civil Rights Association demonstrators are attacked by Unionists April 21 Military regime comes to power in coup in Greece 1968 January–August Prague Spring period of liberalization in Czechoslovakia May Student unrest in Paris August 20–21 Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia 1969 April De Gaulle resigns September Social Democrat Willy Brandt becomes chancellor the Federal Republic of Germany 1970 August 12 Russian-German Treaty December 6 German-Polish Treaty 1971 September 3 Berlin Agreement 1972 January 30 Bloody Sunday in Derry as British paratroopers kill Catholics March Constitution of Northern Ireland suspended and Britain assumes direct rule of province May 22–30 SALT I December 21 Basic Treaty between the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic 1973 United Kingdom, Ireland, and Denmark enter the European Community May 3 Walter Ulbricht replaced as East German leader by Erich Honecker 1974 April 25 Carnation Revolution in Portugal May Brandt resigns as West German chancellor and is replaced by Helmut Schmidt July Attempt to oust President Makarios of Cyprus and unite island with Greece fails; Turkey seizes northern part of the island and the military regime collapses in Greece 1975 August 1 Helsinki Accord establishes the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe November 20 Franco of Spain dies 1978 March 16 Aldo Moro kidnapped and murdered by the Red Brigades October 16 Karol Woytta of Poland elected pope, taking name of John Paul II 1979 Greece enters the European Community May Margaret Thatcher becomes prime minister of Great Britain December Soviet intervention in Afghanistan 1980 May 5 Tito dies August Solidarity, the independent trade union, established in Poland under the leadership of Lech Wałesa 1981 May 10 Socialist François Mitterrand elected president of France December 13 Martial law imposed in Poland 1982 April 2 Falklands War between Great Britain and Argentina begins.
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