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4.4 End of the Cold War: PRESENTATION


The End of the Cold War

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The End of the Cold War

lesson 4.4

Slide 1 - Tekstslide



What changes did Gorbachev initiate?


What happened to the Berlin Wall?






Slide 2 - Tekstslide

important people 1989
Mikhail Gorbachev
leader
USSR
Ronald Reagan
president
USA
Helmut Kohl
chancellor
West Germany

Erich Honecker
dictator
East Germany

WEST
EAST

Slide 3 - Tekstslide

Living with the Wall
pictures from 1986

Slide 4 - Tekstslide

Slide 5 - Tekstslide

Slide 6 - Tekstslide

Slide 7 - Tekstslide

Slide 8 - Tekstslide

Slide 9 - Tekstslide

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Slide 12 - Tekstslide

The fall of the Berlin Wall
November 9th,  1989

Slide 13 - Tekstslide

1985
  • he Soviet Union has a new Leader:
Michael Gorbachev
He has different ideas:

  • Arms race is too expensive / no more support for GDR.

  • There needs to be more openness (glasnost).

  • - There must be reforms (perestroika). For example, more private companies.

Slide 14 - Tekstslide

Slide 15 - Video

What's the situation?
  • People of East Berlin and East Germany want more freedom and open the borders.

  • ... but the East German government absolutely does not want this!

  • Massive anti-government demonstrations in East Berlin

  • Also during the 40th anniversary of the GDR

Slide 16 - Tekstslide

Gorbachev is guest of honor...
  • ...but didn't come to celebrate, but to warn the leaders of East Germany:
  • the Soviet Union will no longer help to put down demonstrations

Slide 17 - Tekstslide


Important: Gorbachev wanted to REFORM communism in the S.U. , not abolish.





Slide 18 - Tekstslide

Slide 19 - Video

There are demonstrations every night
  • Pressure on the East German government mounts as the world press looks at the situation in East Berlin

Slide 20 - Tekstslide

Slide 21 - Video

Video: Tagesschau of November 9, 1989
with the press conference of Günter Schabowski
One of the party leaders of the GDR states, hesitatingly:
"We have decided that every GDR citizen can cross the border.
That applies - as far as I know - ... from now on...?"

Slide 22 - Tekstslide

Slide 23 - Video

Slide 24 - Tekstslide

Slide 25 - Tekstslide

German reunification
October 3rd, 1990

Slide 26 - Tekstslide

Slide 27 - Video

Slide 28 - Video