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    The Collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe The collapse of communism in eastern europe can be based on three disticnct factors. Factor 1: People Power May: Hungary opens its borders with non communist Austria. Hungarians had already been granted the rights to free travel. However many east germans started using this route to get to west germany. June-August: protests against communist rule In poland continue throughout the summer. In august‚ communist party leaders agree truly free elsections

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    CHALLENGES TO THE DEMOCRATISATION OF POST-COMMUNIST NATIONS IN EASTERN EUROPE Outline Background..................................................................................3 Elements of Modern Democracy.................................................4 Inherent Problems in Pre-Communist History.............................5 Problems of Post-Communism....................................................6 Political Challenges................

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    able to penetrate the Eastern Europe market “Consumers in Europe face the same daily situations as those in other parts of the world in terms of… and having more disposable income to spend on leisure activities…looking for products that can help them have a better quality life.” (Czinkota et al.‚ 2014) The foregoing is a clear indication that the Eastern Europe market was open to any new idea that suited the consumers’ needs and tastes. In addition‚ unlike their Western Europe counterparts that were

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    QUESTION 1: Eastern Europe is currently in severe financial distress.  Discuss why the crisis has affected the Eastern European countries in such a strong way.  Reflect on the interdependency between the members of the European Union.  How does situation in Eastern Europe affect countries in Western Europe? The economic conditions of the 20 countries comprising of the Central and Eastern Europe region faced exceptional deterioration during the global financial and economic crisis. Reports from 2009

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    prominent in Europe during the 16th century. Absolutism is a basic historical term meaning monarchial power that is unaffected by other bodies of power. This can include churches‚ legislatures‚ or social elites. This was brought up from the assumption of power. This also brings in the term of the belief of the "Divine Right". This power was very strong and meant that a certain person was chosen by God to be a King‚ Queen‚ or any position in high power. Both Eastern and Western Europe were very similar

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    Eventhough Eastern and Western Europe have monogamously different social aspects; both share political and economic factors. Eastern and Western Europe have alterations when environmental factors are compared. In Eastern Europe factories produce acid rain from the voluminous number of factories‚ while in Western Europe radiation from the Chernobyl disaster has devastated divisions. Economic factors for each region are very different if consideration is taking into the fact that Eastern Europe was in

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    Account for the “failure of democracy” in Eastern Europe (excluding the USSR) in the period 1918-1939. According to Robert A. Dahl‚ there are certain criteria that a government must meet for it to be called a democracy. Democracy must provide first of all‚ opportunities for effective participation‚ where all members of an association concerned with a certain policy ‘must have equal and effective opportunities for making their views known to the other members as to what the policy should be’

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    How far can the decline of Soviet power in Eastern Europe be blamed on the Solidarity movement? I think that the Solidarity movement played a key role in the collapse of the Soviet Union‚ because it not only influenced the biggest country in the Eastern Block‚ (Poland which shared a long border with the USSR and previously served as a corridor for attack on the Soviet Union)‚ it also managed to attain over 10 million members and supporters nationwide. Since the Solidarity movement or Solidarity

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    I.- Estern Europe and the Cold War 1948-1989 How secure was Soviet control of Europe 1948-1968? * How did Stalin control Eastern Europe? * After the war political vacuum in many countries of Eastern Europe. Stalin helped the communist parties in them to win power Cominform “communist information bureau” organization to co-ordinate the communist government in Eastern Europe. Made meetings and sent out instructions to communist government about what the USSR wanted them to do.

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    establish equality throughout a population. While good in theory‚ it created conflicts that lasted for decades. First conceived in the Soviet Union‚ there was an expectation that communism would be a revolutionary tide that would sweep across all of Europe. After WWII‚ the Soviet Union still dominated with communist ideals in the countries of Czechoslovakia‚ Hungary and Poland. After the Berlin Wall that separated Germany into East and West collapsed‚ representing the fall of communism in Germany‚

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    students‚ who go to their universities for undergraduate or post-graduate studies. More than 75 per cent of those students are from Asia (DFAT 2012). Middle Eastern students are increasing strongly. Both of Asian and Middle Eastern students have similar learning styles --those students are from countries known as “Eastern Countries”. Eastern learning style depends on substantial aspects‚ for instance‚ memorization‚ while the learning style in countries like Australia‚ United States and European countries

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    symbol of the cold-war division of Europe—came down. Earlier that day‚ the Communist authorities of the German Democratic Republic had announced the removal of travel restrictions to democratic West Berlin. Thousands of East Germans streamed into the West‚ and in the course of the night‚ celebrants on both sides of the wall began to tear it down. The collapse of the Berlin Wall was the culminating point of the revolutionary changes sweeping East Central Europe in 1989. Throughout the Soviet bloc

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    Sovietisation of Eastern Europe 1945-1968 World war two saw a grand alliance of Britain‚ America and Russia created in order to defeat their common enemy‚ Adolf Hitler. In pursuit of this goal they attended a number of conferences to plan their attacks and to decide on the future of post war Europe. At Teheran in 1943 Churchill voiced concerns about the post-war situation in Eastern Europe‚ he was afraid that victory over the Nazis would leave the USSR in control of Eastern Europe. To prevent this

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    Larry Wolff. Inventing Eastern Europe: The Map of Civilization on the Mind of the Enlightenment. Stanford‚ Calif.: Stanford University Press‚ 1994. xiv + 419 pp. Maps‚ notes‚ and index. $45.00 (cloth)‚ ISBN 0-804-72314-1. Reviewed by Thomas J. Hegarty‚ University of Tampa. Published by HABSBURG (July‚ 1995) In a book based on an extraordinarily rich array of fascinating sources‚ including eighteenthcentury Western European travelers’ accounts of trips to Eastern Europe‚ maps and atlases drawn

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    Assess the View that Stalin’s Policy in Eastern Europe was Mainly Defensive in Nature Stalin’s policy in Eastern Europe can be construed to seem very defensive; however arguments can be made to suggest that there were alternative motives to his desire to expand Soviet influence in the Eastern nations. The legitimacy towards a defensive claim is due to the critical nature of the Nazi invasion of Russia during the Second World War‚ which was through countries such as Poland and Czechoslovakia.

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    disagreements on the postwar European world. The Soviet Union wanted to feel secure on the western border and did not want to give up what it had gained in Eastern Europe by defeating Germany. Eastern Europe was an area of disagreement in that the United States and Great Britain were in favor of democratic freedom for the liberated nations of Eastern Europe‚ however Stalin feared this would lead to traditional anti-Soviet attitudes if they were allowed free elections and he therefore was against the plans

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    Book Review: Inventing Eastern Europe: the map of civilization on the mind of the Enlightenment The author of this book‚ Larry Wolff shows through various sources such as accounts from 18th century travellers to eastern Europe‚ maps and atlases from the 18th century‚ how and why Western Europeans created the idea and separation of an Eastern Europe and how they came to view Eastern Europe as a place so uncivilized‚ backward and barbarian that it could not be classified under the same continent

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    Eastern Europe and Latin America As political systems and world powers changed‚ Eastern Europe’s relationship to global trade patterns changed from a stunted economic growth‚ to a closed involvement‚ then to a prosperous‚ but limited‚ global trade network. Even though subtle changes occurred‚ Eastern Europe’s relationship to global trade patterns from 1750 to the present has remained nearly nonexistent‚ while the backbone of Latin America basic economy in the 1700’s was its part in the Atlantic

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    CHANGE AND CONTINUITY OVER TIME ESSAY TOPICS Students should organize these essays with three chronological paragraphs. Each essay will traditionally cover only one historical period but each period has numerous sub-periods. The periods in AP World History include: I. Broad Historical Periods and Sub-Periods A. Foundations Period 1. Prehistory: 1‚000‚000 BCE to 5000 BCE 2. River Valley Civilizations: 5000 BCE to 1200 BCE 3. Classical Civilizations: 1200 BCE to 600 CE B. Post-Classical

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    The USSR’s influence and domination of Eastern Europe during the 40’s and the 50’s of the previous century has left indisputable marks upon the region’s economic‚ political and global status‚ evident still today. As to how this Soviet control was garnered and maintained‚ and the measure of effectiveness it had‚ there are two main time periods to examine‚ namely‚ Eastern Europe under Stalin‚ and destalinised Russia under Khrushchev. If control were defined as the "ability to authorize‚ manage or direct"

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