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AP World Chapter 36

Ap World History - Summerville High School

Mikhail Gorbachev leader of the U.S.S.R. (1985–1991); inaugurated major reforms that led to the disintegration of the communist regime.
Glasnost term meaning openness; Gorbachev policy opening the opportunity to criticize the government.
Perestroika term meaning economic restructuring; Gorbachev policy for the economic rebuilding of the U.S.S.R. by allowing more private ownership and decentralized economic control.
Boris Yeltsin successor to Gorbachev; failed to reform the economy; succeeded by Vladimir Putin in 1999.
Persian Gulf War 1991 war between Iraq and a coalition of Western and some Arab states; Iraq defeated, Saddam Hussein left in power.
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