The Communist government in Russia disintegrated due to economic pressures, the war in Afghanistan and revolt in Eastern Europe. Both Gorbachev and Reagan played major roles in ending the Cold War.
Why did the Soviets invade Afghanistan in 1979?
There was a revolution in Iran
Islamic fundementalism was spreading in the region
There were factions of the Afghan government which supported the West
Who was installed as the leader of the Afghan government by the Soviets?
Who used guerrilla tactics during the Afghan invasion?
Afghan government forces
Which Soviet leader withdrew the Red Army from Afghanistan?
When did the second wave of Solidarity protests break out in Poland?
When was the Austro-Hungarian border opened?
What was the Strategic Defence Initiative?
A laser defence shield to protect the USA
A laser defence shield to protect the USSR
A ground defence system based on SAM sites
What was Gorbachev's economic policy called?
What is a neutron bomb?
A bomb that destroys infrastructure but not people
A bomb with a blast twice as large as the Tsar Bomba
A bomb that kills people but does not destroy buildings
Who referred to the USSR as an evil empire?