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The fall of communism in Eastern Europe
Using archive and news footage, this short film illustrates the fall of the Communist governments in Czechoslovakia, Romania and Hungary, and the impact that events in Eastern Germany had on these countries. Of particular interest is the difference between the reaction of Communists in Romania and the violence that ensued.
This video would make a good plenary to a lesson about the fall of the Berlin Wall, as it illustrates the effects of this event. Alternatively, it could be used to provoke debate. Students could be asked why the fall of Communism was largely peaceful in many places in Eastern Europe, and why this was not the case in Romania.
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