Streamlined the work of the European institutions, by merging the executives of the three Communities (ECSC, EEC, Euratom), after which, a single Commission and a single Council served all three Communities.
Affirmed the right of the SU to intervene in the affairs of Communist countries to strengthen Communism.
SU brutally suppressed Czech government that tried to become more democratic, leaves Czech under exremely communist rule.
Scandal in which Nixon's assistants broke into the Democratic Party headquarters
Britain, Denmark, and Ireland join the EU Communities
European Monetary System
Precursor to the economic and monetary union, was created to stabilize exchange rates, limit currency fluctuations between countries, and curb price increases—inflation
SU in Afghanistan
1979 - 1988
SU supported the communist North Afghanistan and aided them until their eventual win of the war.
USA boycotted it to protest communism within the Cold War.
Greece joins the EC
Berlin Wall falls
Revolutions of 1989
Because of political repression, authoritarianism, religious prosecution, and poverty. Ended with capitalist governments in Poland, Hungary, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, and Albani as well as the breakup of Yugoslavia.
East and west Germany unite
Dissolution of SU
The SU breaks up into Russia and other independent republics.
EU Central Bank inaugurated
The ECB was charged with the responsibility for framing and implementing the EU’s monetary policy and managing the euro.
To reform EU institutions in preparation for the arrival of future member countries, specifically those from Central and Eastern Europe.
Euro adopted as single currency
War in Afghanistan
2001 - 2014
US mainly involved because of terrorism (especially Al-Queda)
Treaty of Nice
Opened the way for upcoming enlargements by reforming EU voting laws. Its purpose was to reform the institutions so that the EU could function efficiently after reaching 25 member countries.
1964 - 1982
SU dictator, emphasized re-Stalinization
1966 - 1969
1966 - 1990
Led the Partisan revolution and freed Yugoslavia from SU
1969 - 1974
1969 - 1974
Chancellor of West Germany that led the Socialist Democratic Party of Germany
1971 - 1989
Socialist leader of East Germany & founded the Free German Youth group
1974 - 1977
1977 - 1981
1979 - 1990
GB prime minister, conservative; AKA the Iron Lady because of her uncompromising politics and leadership style. She implemented policies that have come to be known as Thatcherism (privatization of nationalized industries and trade union legislation),
1981 - 1995
Socialist french president
1981 - 1989
1982 - 1984
1982 - 1998
1st chancellor of the united Germany
1984 - 1985
1985 - 1991
last SU leader
1989 - 1993
1990 - 1995
President of Poland
First leader of Russia (after SU broke up)
1993 - 2001
1993 - 2003
1st president of the Czech Republic & expanded NATO
1997 - 2000
Leads Serbia and the Socialist Party of Serbia, reformed it into a multi-party system and introduced a more tolerable society.
1999 - 2008
2001 - 2009
2012 - Present
1960 - 1973
Period of gradual relaxation of tensions in the Cold War.
1963 - 1980
1980 - Present
People pay more attention to the impacts humans have on the environment which led to more laws aimed at protecting nature.
1980 - 1989
Increased government transparency (openness) within Gorbachev's rule of SU.
Mass migration from E to W Germany
1980 - 2000
People flee the oppressive communist rule in East Germany into West Germany for better economic and social opportunities.