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1989: WHY THE WALL FELL

Saturday 26 October: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Anglia Ruskin University, Lord Ashcroft Building - LAB222, East Road, CB1 1PT

At the start of 1989, the Berlin Wall and the dictatorships that stood behind it seemed secure. By the end of the year, dictators had fallen, the Wall was open, and the world began to change in extraordinary ways. This talk considers changes in international politics and protest movements in the Soviet bloc to show how these facilitated the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe.

Dr Jonathan Davis is Senior Lecturer in History, ARU. His latest book is The Global 1980s: People, Power and Profit (Routledge, 2019).

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Telephone number:
01223 766766

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Age: 11+, Talk, Arrive on time, Free

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