Europe Today 2nd Period


Ceausescu, Nicolae
Commonwealth of Independent States
European Coal and Steel Community
European Economic Community
“Fortress Europe” (anti-immigration policies in Europe)

Helsinki Accords - Signed by every European country (except for Albania) and the USA, the Helsinki Accords attempted to improve relations between the West and the communist bloc. The USA recognized Soviet control over Eastern Europe and promised not to interfere in the Soviet sphere of influence. Additionally, the Soviet Union agreed to protect the human rights of all people within Soviet territory. Helsinki Watch Groups, overseen by the United Nations, made sure that the Soviet Union respected this agreement. (Mackenzie)

Honecker, Erich
John Paul II
Maastricht Treaty
Milosevic, Slobodan
Putin, Vladimir
Reunification of Germany

SALT I - SALT I refers to the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks from 1969-1972. The negotiations occurred between the United States and the Soviet Union during the era of détente, with the purpose of reducing tensions between the two countries and limiting armaments. SALT I led to the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, which aimed to end the arms race by limiting the use of ABM systems used to defend against nuclear weapons delivered by missiles. (Mackenzie)

S.D.I. (aka “Star Wars”)
Walesa, Lech
Thatcher, Margaret
Vatican II (Second Vatican Council)
Velvet Revolution
Havel, Vaclav
World Trade Organization
Yeltsin, Boris