Events of the Cold War Review Propaganda poster commemorating Mao Zedong’s victory over Chiang Kai Shek and the nationalists during the Chinese Civil War . The Chinese Civil War Kim Il Sung in 1956 Kim Jong Il in 2000 A COMMUNIST DYNASTY??? The Heir … Kim Jong Un Cuban Missile Crisis - 1962 Ho Chi Minh The Vietnam War • YouTube - Viet Nam a Television History 1, The Roots of War 1 The End of the Cold War Today in class… We will… Identify key events that led to the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. You will be able to… Social Studies • Explain how Reagan’s speech at the Berlin Wall was the spark to the end of the Cold War. • Describe how the Berlin Wall fell down. • Describe the collapse of the Soviet Union and the leaders that were involved. Language • Define: Perestroika, Glastnost • Read an article about the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Next Time/Soon: SOL Packet # 4; CW Packet; CW Vocabulary; Cold War Test “Restructuring” – Soviet policy to allow more local control to help the economy (ex: get food and goods into the stores) Perestroika “Openness” – Soviet policy of open discussion about political and social issues Glasnost June 1987: President Reagan’s speech YouTube - Reagan - Tear Down This Wall November 1989: Fall of the Berlin Wall YouTube - Nov. 10, 1989: Celebration at the Berlin Wall 1. Who gave the speech asking Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall? 2. How did Ronald Reagan describe the Soviet Union? 3. When did the Berlin Wall fall? The Berlin Wall • 1985-1991 • http://www.history.com/topics/cold-war/perestroikaand-glasnost Warsaw Pact countries tired of Soviet control Awful Soviet Economy People wanted what the West had 1. What leaders of the Soviet Union are listed in the reading? 2. What country was the first to declare its independence from the Soviet Union? 3. When did the Soviet Union finally dissolve? The Fall of the Soviet Union • The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union - Chapter 4: Mikhail Gorbachev Inspires Change Cold War Movie Things to Do 1. Cold War Terms review – turn in at the end of the block! 2. Complete your Unit 9 Vocabulary – due next block 3. Study Guide for Unit 9 test - Cold War TEST NEXT BLOCK!