1967-1991 events

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  1. Detente
    Search for peace
  2. Outer space treaty
    No missiles allowed in outer space
  3. Nuclear non-proliferation treaty
    Neither side could help develop or supply nukes to other countries
  4. Apollo soyuz mission
    Joint space mission, co-op as a pose to earlier space race.
  5. SALT 1
    No more short range missiles, limited nukes for each side, submarines not allowed till all ballistic missiles gone. it was the first full co-op and limited nuclear capability
  6. Helsinki conference
    Different countries came together to discuss: a greater co op in trade and terrorism fighting, respecting human rights, agreement on borders, freedom and limited superpower conflict
  7. Kabul revolution
    New communist government in Afghanistan and the president became an ally of USSRs. Some religious groups became angered by socialist reforms and a civil war broke out.
  8. USSR invade
    As part of Brezhnev doctrine. Prevent the country pulling away from communism. They thought USA would tolerate it.
  9. Carter doctrine
    Would not allow USSR to take control- it was military aid to defend national interest.
  10. SALT II
    Talks to limit missiles but USA refused to sign as they said USSR wouldn't stick to the terms.
  11. Mujahadeen
    The USA gave them weapons to fight off communism
  12. Ronald reagan
    New president.Thought detente was a disaster
  13. Evil empire speech
    Reagan said USSR were the evil empire and the USA needed more weapons to become stronger and could fight a war in Europe.
  14. SDI
    Laser satellite that Reagan imposed in space to prevent missiles hitting USA. It broke detente and trust between superpowers
  15. Chernobyl disaster
    Nuclear power plant exploded, Gorbachev tried to cover it up but needed help. People lost faith in communism
  16. Second detente
    Strategic arms reduction talks began to create peace.
  17. Geneva summit
    No agreement over sdi but peace was developed between superpowers
  18. Reykjavik summit
    Neither side came to an agreement as neither would do what other wanted
  19. Washington summit
    INf treaty signed
  20. INF treaty
    Stopped nukes being kept and ensured security through political and economic welfare.
  21. Perestroika
    Means restructuring. Was one of gorbachevs reforms for the economy of USSR
  22. Glasnost
    Means openness. Gorbachev relaxed press censorship
  23. Poland + Hungary
    Held free elections to get out of communism
  24. Czechoslovakia
    Had the Velvet Revolution and overthrew communism
  25. Berlin Wall down
    Came down because public were escaping through Hungary anyway. It created the reunification of germany
  26. End of Warsaw pact
    No United communist states so no purpose
  27. Gang of 8 coup
    Took over while Gorbachev was out of the country and prevented him returning. Overthrew reforms but Yeltsin defeated over three days
  28. Gorbachev resigned
    Christmas Day 1991 as he knew Yeltsin would be a better leader now that communism had definitely gone.
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1967-1991 events
2015-05-23 15:46:58
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