"1989: The Year that Changed the World"
1989: Key Events
Banned trade union wins round-table discussion with Polish Govt.
Hungary removes border
Hungary opens its borders with Austria; Mass exodus begins
Crisis and Compromise in Poland
Solidarity wins historic elections; Creates political crisis
The chorus of "The Singing Revolution" heard throughtout the Baltic.
East Germans Free to Leave
Hungary officially lifts travel restrictions abroad
Gorbachev visits East Germany
Soviet Leader's visit coincides with protests
Czech Protests Erupt
Political protest becomes a social movement
The Berlin Wall is No More
Fall of the Wall reunites East and West Berliners
Bulgaria's hard liner relents
Zhivkov resigns, change sweeps through the country
The Velvet Revolution succeeds
"Socialism With a Human Face" returns
Chaos Reins in Romania
Revolution sweeps across the nation
The Last Days of Ceausescu
President's execution brings revolution to an end