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1

Give 2 political reasons for the fall of communism

Bulgaria violently overthrow communists
Poland free elections
Reagan against communism

2

Give 2 social reasons for the fall of communism

Crime, alcohol and drugs common in communist countries
People not putting up with spying
Chernobyl-people less accepting of nuclear weapons

3

Give 2 economic reasons for the fall of communism

Much richer in capitalist countries
Factories and mines out of date

4

What was meant to happen with the Berlin Wall?

More relaxed movement, still needed paperwork, in a few months

5

What did schabowski say?

They could move whenever they wanted from that moment

6

Give examples of the generosity of west Germany

Huge loans to east
133 million Deutschmarks to Soviets by 1997
Too high pensions and wages for old East Germans 39% increase

7

When was the treaty of unification signed and when was Germany officially open again?

August 1990
3 October 1990

8

When did kohl become chancellor of WEST Germany

1983

9

What did kohl do in 1987?

Invited the east German leader to the west to discuss collaboration

10

What did Gorbachev allow in communist countries?

Free elections
Poland and Czechoslovakia voted for capitalists then others followed