By the late 1980s, the Soviet Union was surrounded by hostile states, while having to cope with economic woes, discontent ...
Reunification of Germany
Czechoslovakia, Romania, and Bulgaria threw off Communist rule shortly after East Germany, marking the effective end of the Cold War ...
End of the Warsaw Pact
The collapse of communism in eastern Europe weakened the Warsaw Pact, which had mostly functioned as a tool for maintaining ...
By 1992, Yugoslavia and Croatia were ready to accept a UN-backed ceasefire. Although this didn't end all fighting in ...
Serb attempts at "ethnic cleansing" in Bosnia led to NATO intervention and the UN occupation of Bosnia-Herzegovina. After this defeat ...
the Arctic 2015
The Cold War came to a swift end in the late 1980s with the collapse of the Soviet bloc. However ...