USSR, US, and UK meet to decide punishment for Nazi Germany.
During the time period of détente, two treaties were signed (SALT I and SALT II) to help limit the production of strategic arms. It is important to understand, however, that this was not exactly a time of total peace and harmony. Important events, such as the Arab-Israeli War (where the USSR supported the Arabs and the US supported Israel) left the world knowing that there was still distrust between the nations.
The SDI was known as "Star Wars". Its purpose was to use lasers fired from satellites to defend from foreign missiles.
On November 21, Gorbachev and Reagan met in Geneva and talk about making a fresh start.
During a summit in Washington D.C., Reagan and Gorbachev sign Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty, destroying all missiles with ranges between 310 and 3.441 miles.
Significant communist governments fall across Europe, such as Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, and Hungary.