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Mikhail Gorbachev

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A U.S.S.R. premier after 1985 who renewed the attacks on Stalinism and urged a reduction in nuclear armament. He proclaimed policies of glasnost and perestroika.

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glasnost

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A policy of openness or political liberation in the Soviet Union put forward by Mikhail Gorbachev in the late 1980s.

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perestroika

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A policy of Mikhail Gorbachev calling for economic restructuring in the U.S.S.R. in the late 1980s. It gave more leeway to private ownership and decentralized control in industry and agriculture.

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Boris Yeltsin

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A Russian leader who stood up to the coup attempt in 1991 that would have displaced Gorbachev. He was the President of the Russian Republic following the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

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First US-Iraq War

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A 1991 war led by the US and various European and Middle Eastern allies against Iraqi occupation of Kuwait. The war led to an Iraqi withdrawal and a long confrontation with Iraq about armaments and political regime.