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by Susan G. Shapiro,Ronald Shapiro

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0786416726
Author:
Susan G. Shapiro,Ronald Shapiro
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English
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McFarland Publishing (January 21, 2004)
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After the discussion, the authors, along with some of the individuals that were featured in their book, answered questions from members of the audience

After the discussion, the authors, along with some of the individuals that were featured in their book, answered questions from members of the audience.

Eastern European history is often written from an ''outsider'' perspective-that is, from the vantage point of the impact of the West or of Russia on this crossroads of Europe

Eastern European history is often written from an ''outsider'' perspective-that is, from the vantage point of the impact of the West or of Russia on this crossroads of Europe. Although the influence of its neighbors is a formative and defining aspect of Eastern European history, it is not the only one. This encyclopedia offers a variety of rich detail covering the intrinsic cultural, political, and social phenomena of the region

The Curtain Rises: Oral Histories of the Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe. Socialism Vanquished, Socialism Challenged: Eastern Europe and China, 1989-2009. Oxford University Press.

The Curtain Rises: Oral Histories of the Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe. ISBN 978-0-7864-1672-1.

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Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe, 1989

Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe, 1989. On November 9, 1989, thousands of jubilant Germans brought down the most visible symbol of division at the heart of Europe-the Berlin Wall. Not even the most optimistic observer of President’s Ronald Reagan’s 1987 Berlin speech calling on Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down this wall would have imagined that two years later the communist regimes of Eastern Europe would collapse like dominoes. By 1990, the former communist leaders were out of power, free elections were held, and Germany was whole again.

But no matter how much I rejoiced at the overthrow of communism in eastern and central Europe I was not going to allow euphoria to extinguish either reason or prudence.

The fall of communism in eastern europe in 1989 and its implications. But no matter how much I rejoiced at the overthrow of communism in eastern and central Europe I was not going to allow euphoria to extinguish either reason or prudence. I did not believe that it would be easy or painless to entrench democracy and free enterprise. Some of the liberalizing and liberated countries had stronger traditions of freedom to draw upon than others. But it was too soon to be sure precisely what sort of regimes would emerge.

1989-, 20th century, 1945-1989.

Fall of Nazi Germany Soviet Union defeats Nazi Germany Soviet Union defeats Nazi Germany Conquers Eastern EuropeConquers .

Fall of Nazi Germany Soviet Union defeats Nazi Germany Soviet Union defeats Nazi Germany Conquers Eastern EuropeConquers Eastern Europe. 6 Legacy of Communism Economic Distress –People not used to Free Market –All industry is owned by the government Pollution –Environmental disaster –Soviet built nuclear power plants. Similar presentations. Determinism vs. Free will. Free will free and independent choice; voluntary decision; Philosophy- the doctrine that the conduct of human beings expresses.

Instead, with the help of local communists, they implemented the communist system patterned on the Soviet model. In the summer of 1944, the Red Army entered Eastern Europe in its westward push towards Berlin. The Soviets liberated these territories from the Nazi occupation, but did not leave them. Instead, with the help of local communists, they implemented the communist system patterned on the Soviet model. By the late 1970s, the Soviet model began to break apart, only to collapse in the late 1980s.

Much has been written about how the authoritarianism of the Communist era gave way to more open societies in the former Soviet bloc countries, yet little has been said about how individuals in these countries have been affected and how they contributed to the changes in their societies. How does the relationship between husband and wife change when planned economy gives way to financial incertitude?

After the discussion, the authors, along with some of the individuals that were featured in their book, answered questions from members of the audience

After the discussion, the authors, along with some of the individuals that were featured in their book, answered questions from members of the audience. This encyclopedia offers a variety of rich detail covering the intrinsic cultural, political, and social phenomena of the region

Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe, 1989

Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe, 1989.

in History of Eastern Europe

in History of Eastern Europe. in World War II History (Books). She likens communism to Cassandra, the mythical prophet who was not believed and who was ignored. It is a great analogy for understanding the legacy of the socialist experiments that briefly ruled eastern Europe. Read this book if you have any interest in understanding this history and how it is influencing current generations.

Much has been written about how the authoritarianism of the Communist era gave way to more open societies in the former Soviet bloc countries, yet little has been said about how individuals in these countries have been affected and how they contributed to the changes in their societies. How does the relationship between husband and wife change when planned economy gives way to financial incertitude? When all are free to speak their minds publicly, are children more likely to do so at home or at school? How do the elderly adjust to new laws and fewer pensions? This book describes, in their own words, the lives of everyday people in Romania, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, and the Former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia as they struggled under Soviet domination, as they endured the revolutions in their respective countries, and as they now adapt to a free world society. These individuals, struggling with philosophical, political, educational, cultural, and spiritual adjustments, are entrepreneurs, political activists, scientists, and teachers. They are assuming leadership roles in local politics and implementing reforms in the schools. The book includes photographs, maps, and short introductory national histories.
  • ARE
A true view inside the hearts & minds of courageous people who lived through extraordinary times...their heartfelt stories are exceptionally well written and bring to the reader the reality of the lives that these people lived.
  • GawelleN
"The Curtain Rises" is an unusually fine report of individual lives under Soviet communism in Eastern Europe; how thoughtful resisters coped in their daily lives, and were enabled to participate in and shape the basic changes that occurred in their own lives, their communities and countries as they were freed from the constraints of oppressive government control. This book is filled with the life stories and philosophies of extraordinary individuals whose lives were changed by contacts with caring and experienced Westerners who helped them realize their dreams for change and decency.
Susan Shapiro got involved in change behind The Iron Curtain through her concern for the health and eating habits of a Hungarian boy who stayed in her home in Harrisburg, PA. Her concern led her to teach 500,000 teachers and millions of children behind the crumbling curtain not only how to live more healthily, but to change their own lives, their schools, and their communities through grass-roots actions.
This book can be read as fascinating social history of the Soviet Empire or as a blueprint for bringing about basic changes in countries around the world in our time.
  • Kelerana
One of the most powerful books I've read in years.
No kidding.
As a professor, this book impressed me by its historical clarity.
And as a humanist, the book touched me for its poignant stories. The people that Susan Shapiro interviews are both ordinary and extraordinary. If you have a belief in the strength of the human spirit, this book will resonate with you. And if you don't, this book can help.