Changes to Conclude The Cold War (Eastern Europe (Political: …
Changes to Conclude The Cold War
Political: Czechoslovakia peacefully divided into the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The first president of Czech Republic was Havel and the first president of Slovakia was Michal Kovac .
Social: When Gorbachev decided the soviets would no longer send military aid to the governments of satellite countries. Revolutions broke out in those countries. Governments began to collapse like in Czechoslovakia demonstrations of 500,000 over threw the government.
Economic: Poland began to prosper in a free
market economy they combined modernization with tradition. Slovakia became the most stable and prosper economy after the cold war and they continued to grow.
Economic: Ronald Regan reduced welfare policies by cutting spending on food stamps, school lunch programs, and job programs. He also over the military build up. The federal spending rose from $631 billion in 1981 to over a trillion dollars by 1987.
Political: George Bush, Regans vice president , succeeded him as president. Then he couldn't fix the budget deficit and this allowed bill Clinton to be elected as president in 1992. He started to help the country economically revive but his second term was cut short by president misconduct.
Social: In the 1990's there was a womens movement that believed women should go back to their gender while others wanted to be more equal as men. Americas pop culture began to spread. this consists of movies , books, television, sports, and clothes. Countries became concerned about their younger generations being americanized and accused the united states of culture imperialism.
Economic: Unemployment was high even though countries had the ability to prosper. The European Union was created in 1993 and it's main goal was to create a common currency throughout Europe. This led to the creation of the Euro.
Political: In 1982 the Christian Democratic Union of Helmut Kohl formed a new, more conservative government. While in East Germany Eric Honeceker he head of the communist party ruled harshly. This led to citizens fleeing and demonstrations.
Social: In Western Europe half of Germany was split between the Allie force side and the Soviet Union side.Germany reunified in 1990 , symbolized by the tearing down of the Berlin Wall.
Social: There is a high poverty rate in these countries because many of the countries are very poor. In Mexico their is a high a rate of violence because of the drug cartels fighting and killing anyone that stands in their way.
Economic: Many Latin American countries have struggled with economic dependence on foreign countries meaning they depend on other countries economically. Brazil and Chile have seen unpredictable economic growth by increasing trade.
Political: Most countries but not all have created democratic governments. In Mexico the government is very corrupt due to the drug cartels. The cartels have struck fear in to the politicians and even have some of them on their side.
Social: Poverty, the lack of basic necessities is a big problem in Africa. There isn't even basic accessibility to clean water. The average citizen makes less then $2 U.S. dollars a day. aids is a growing pandemic with most of africa affected with it.
Economic: Africa struggles to increase it's population rapidly or at all. This abstinence from population growth also shows how fast the country can continue to grow and become a global economic power.
Political: While some African nations show signs of progress towards political stability, most though are hit with problems. Organizations have formed to work towards political integration throughout africa.
Political: Faces political instability, ethnic tension, high unemployment, growing poverty rates, poor education, and limited civil rights. Governments are also having to deal with terrorism.
Social: Efforts at peace between Israel and Palestine continue to fail. Iran enforces adherence to Islamic law which limits basic rights. Yet Iran signed a deal to let countries to oversee their nuclear program.
Economic: Recently, left-wing governments have gained popularity as Bolivia, Paraguay, and Peru have elected populist leaders.
Political: In East asia governments are diverse. Japan has a constitutional government and others have democracies or dictatorships.
Economic: East Asia is home to japan, hong kong, and taiwan which have some of the most developed or developing economies in the world.
Social: East asia is hit by many natural disasters like earth quakes and tsunamis every year. This can lead to the destruction of cities. This creates poverty because there is less food, shelter, clothing, and water.
South and Southeast Asia
Political: North Korea is a military dictatorship controlled by Kim Jong-Un. South Korea is democratic and has elections for president. Students that traveled abroad learned about democracy and began to protest. The the government began to kill anyone that opposed.
Social: North Korea is in poverty with many children and families hungry. While south Korea is well off with support from the united states. In china the government has issued a one child policy to help control the largely growing population.
Economics: China has called for four modernization's in agriculture, national defense, industry, and technology.