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1

In 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev became..?

leader of the USSR.

2

Gorbachev tried to reform the Soviet Union to..?

make it stronger again.

3

Gorbachev recognised that people were..?

unhappy and distrustful of the government.

4

What does perestroika mean?

Restructuring, it meant a new way of doing things (Gorbachev introduced this)

5

What does glasnost mean?

Glasnost means openness. It meant more freedom for people to say what they really thought. (Gorbachev introduced this)

6

Gorbachev was desperate to get the USSR out of the..?

war with Afghanistan.

7

Gorbachev tried to cover up the scale of..?

the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl.

8

Gorbachev was very slow to allow..?

democratic elections in the USSR.

9

When did Gorbachev and Reagan meet in Geneva?

November 1985

10

At Geneva Gorbachev and Reagan got on well..?

agreed to more meetings.

11

Where did Gorbachev and Reagan meet for a second time?

Reykjavik

12

When did Gorbachev and Reagan meet in Reykjavik?

October 1986

13

At Reykjavik Reagan and Gorbachev agreed to cut down on..?

the number of nuclear weapons they had.

14

At Reykjavik Gorbachev wanted an end to SDI, which Reagan..?

didn't agree to.

15

After Reykjavik the ___ ______ was introduced.

INF Treaty

16

What does INF stand for?

Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (nuclear weapons with a 500-5500km range).

17

The INF Treaty got rid of..?

all 500-5500km nuclear missiles each superpower had. (This was better then SALT I)

18

When was the INF Treaty signed?

December 1987