Gorbachev leads to the collapse of the SU control in E.Europe

  • Hungary

    Hungarians begin dismantling the wire fence between Hungary and non-communist Austria
  • Period: to

    Collapse of SU in E.Europe

  • Elections in Poland

    Free elections in Poland. Solidarity wins most of the seats. First non-communist leader in E. Europe
  • The Escape

    Thousands of E. Germans escape during their vacations to W. Germany
  • Honecker

    Honecker lose his power on E. Germany
  • Berlin Wall

    The Berlin wall is dismantled
  • Czechoslovakia

    The Czech government opens its borders with the West
  • Freedoom

    Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary free themselves from Soviet control
  • Independence

    The Baltic republics declare independence from the USSR