Synopsis by Sally Barber
The rapid collapse of communism in Eastern and Central Europe in the late '80s shocked the entire world. Its demise is documented by ABC News: The Fall of Communism, hosted by ABC's Pierre Salinger. News footage of the violence, the rallies and impassioned speeches, as well as interviews with people who were there, provide perspective into the historic series events. This video chronicles the political shift, from the crumbling of the Berlin Wall to independence movements in Poland, Lithuania, and Russia, to the rebuilding of governments as these nations seek a more democratic future.
Communism, defeat, Eastern-Europe, fall [downfall], Germany, independence, Lithuania, Poland, regime, Russia