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10th Grade Chapter28

The Contemporary Western World (1970-Present)

During the 1980’s in the Soviet Union, a major element of the economic policy of perestroika was more reliance on local and regional decision making.
The Soviet Union’s reaction to the 1968 revolt in Czechoslovakia was to send Soviet troops to occupy Czechoslovakia.
In the Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin’s New Economic Policy (NEP) and Mikhail Gorbachev’s policy perestroika both sought to increase production through individual enterprise.
In the 30 years after WWII, which area was most influenced by the Soviet Union? Eastern Europe
The end of the Cold War is best symbolized by the destruction of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany.
The Berlin Blockade in 1948, the Hungarian Revolt of 1956, and the invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 all demonstrated that the Soviet Union was willing to use military force in situations that challenged its power.
During the Cold War, which event occurred last? destruction of the Berlin Wall
The 1956 invasion of Hungary and the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union were attempts to keep Communist governments in power in Eastern Europe.
During the 1980’s, the Soviet Union experimented with modifications of its command economy by introducing some market economy strategies.
Which economic policy of the Soviet Union in the 1980's was most different from the economic policies of Stalin? private management of some businesses
“Polish Communist Party Fails in Election Bid.” “Romanians Depose Communist Dictator” Which is a valid conclusion based on these headlines from the late 1980’s? demands for democracy ended many totalitarian governments in Eastern Europe.
Reunification of East and West Germany, Eastern Europe’s extensive political changes Which is a valid conclusion that can be drawn from a study of these events of the late 1980’s and early 1990’s? Communism did not succeed as a workable political and economic system in Europe.
When did the breakdown of the Soviet Union occurred? between 1985 and 1991.
During the late 1980’s in the Soviet Union, the policy of perestroika was an attempt to solve economic problems by introducing elements of capitalism into the Soviet economy.
One reason Mikhail Gorbachev implemented the policies of glasnost and perestroika in the Soviet Union was to encourage political discussion and economic reform.
One way in which Vladimir Lenin’s New Economic Policy and Mikhail Gorbachev’s policy of perestroika are similar is that both allowed elements of capitalism within a communist economic system.
In 1989 and 1990, Lithuania’s declaration of independence, the overthrow of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, and the election of Lech Walesa as Poland’s President reflected the movement toward policies of self-determination in Eastern Europe.
Since the late 1940’s, India, Northern Ireland, and Israel have faced the common problem of continued violent confrontations between different religious groups.
During the Presidency of Mikhail Gorbachev, which problem faced the Soviet Union? Ethnic minorities demanded the right of self-determination
In the Soviet Union, a negative aspect of the Cold War Era was the high cost of maintaining the arms race.
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