How did Gorbachev's 'new thinking' reduce tensions between the superpowers?
In this lesson, you will learn about the changes that Mikhail Gorbachev made to the USSR and Soviet control of Eastern Europe. You will learn about what his 'new thinking' entailed and how this led to a reduction in tensions between the USA and the USSR. In particular, you will examine the Summit Conferences of 1985-1988 to see how Gorbachev's 'new thinking' enabled agreements to be made between the superpowers and contributed eventually to the end of the Cold War.
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