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George H.W. Bush
In 1991, As the Iron Curtain Pulls Back, President George H. W. Bush Rejoices in the Success of a Diplomatic Conference in Newly Liberated Poland A rare ALS of Bush as President, relating to the fall of Communist Russia and its aftermath A rare ALS of Bush as President, relating to the fall of Communist Russia and its aftermath
25/06/1991. At the Yalta Conference in February 1945, Joseph Stalin was able to present his western allies, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, with a fait accompli in Poland. His armed forces were in occupation of the country, as they had driven the Germans out, and his agents, the Communists, were in control of its administration. Moreover, the USSR was in the process of incorporating the lands in eastern Poland that it had occupied between 1939 and 1941.Rumbles of revolution that led to the overthrow of Communist began in the early 1980s. In Poland, labor turmoil led to the formation of the independent trade union, Solidarity, led by Lech Wa__sa, which over time became a political force. This was the harbinger of things to come. In 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev took over as Communist Party General Secretary of the Soviet Union. He was a reformer who wanted to implement changes to improve the Soviet economy, and this could only be accomplished by cooling down the temperature of the Cold War. As his program moved forward, the subject countries in the Soviet bloc saw an opportunity for self-exertion, and grassroots organizations, such as Poland’s Solidarity movement, rapidly gained ground. In 1989 the Communist governments in Poland and Hungary became the first to negotiate the organizing of competitive elections. On June 4,1989, Solidarity won an overwhelming victory in an election in Poland, leading to the peaceful fall of Communism in that country in the summer of 1989. The tidal wave of change culminated with the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, which end … [Click Below for Full Description]
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