AP EURO CHAPTER 29 (THE END!)
The Revolutionary Era in the USSR—Breshnev; Gorbachev; the end of the Soviet Union
Eastern Europe—the revolutions of 1989 and the collapse of the Communist order
The Reunification of Germany
The Disintegration of Yugoslavia
Changes in Western Europe
The Unification of Europe—the growth of the EU
The US—turmoil, tranquility and terrorism
New World Order or Age of Terrorism?
New movements: immigration; women; “greens”
Western Culture Today—postmodern thought; the arts; role of religion; technology;
Perestroika and glasnost
New World Order
Commonwealth of Independent States
Lech Walesa and Solidarity
Czech Republic, Vaclav Havel, Slovakia
The Berlin Wall
Slobodan Milosevic; Bosnia and Kosovo; ethnic cleansing
Ostpolitik; Helmut Kohl
Margaret Thatcher; Falklands War; Tony Blair
Francois Mitterand, Jacques Chirac; Sarkozy
The Red Brigades
The EU, the Maastricht Treaty, the euro
Watergate, stagflation, OPEC, “supply side” economics
Strategic Defense Iniative
The IRA, Red Army Faction, Charles Martel lub
September 11, 2001
Osama ben Laden and al-Qaeda
Saddam Hussein and the war in Iraq
The Olympics, the Tour de France, and the World Cup
1. “Gorbachev and perestroika” What were his aims and goals? What was the
impact of his ideas on restructuring on Communism and the Soviet Union?
Evaluate his significance.
2. “Vaclav Havel” What were his views on politics? What broader forces working
in modern European society shaped his thinking?
3. “Bosnia” What do these excerpts tell you about the utility of modern newspapers
as sources for the analysis of historical events and current developments?
4. “Thatcher” From this article, what appears to be her greatest strength?
5. “Violence against Foreigners in Germany” What broader forces in modern
Europe do you think conjoin to promote the rise of neo-Nazi groups and the
attacks such groups direct against foreign minorities in European communities?
What are the possible reasons why toleration seems to be absent in the foremer
East Germany? In the aftermath of 9/11, is violence against foreigners likely to
increase in western nations? Why?
6. “Pope John Paul II” Given the content and tone of this selection, and the visit by
the current Pope Benedict XVI, what can you say about the role of the Pope in
modern times? About institutionalized religion in the modern era?
7. “Limits of Modern Technology” What is his critique of modern technology?
What comments might Schumacher have made about today’s globalization?
8. “Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five” What does hip-hop music say about
life in a big city ghetto in the late 20th century? Why did hip-hop and rap music
become so popular? What does its popularity say about youth society at the end
of the 20th century?