Still communist after 90 years? The Chinese Communist Party was founded on July 1, 1921.
President Ronald Reagan would turn 100 today. Happy Birthday!
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Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski met with former presidents and premiers to discuss an upcoming visit by Dmitry Medvedev on December 6. The meeting of the National Security Council included former Wojciech Jaruzelski, the last communist leader of Poland.
The Second World War ended in Europe 65 years ago, on May 8, 1945. The Soviet Army was everywhere in the Central and Easter Europe and the Cold War was knocking on the door.
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But it would be probably impossible to stop the invasion of Warsaw Pact troops as Leonid Brezhnev was at that time more frightened from Prague Spring that from any complaints from Washington. The declassified documents of CIA relating to Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia show President Lyndon Johnson was warned that military action could happen.
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Not other country opposed in the the world staged consistent, repeated opposition to communism like the Poles did. No one even comes close!
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Ryszard Kaczorowski, R.I.P. (26 November 1919 – 10 April 2010), he was the last President of Poland in exile. His personal story represents also the story of modern Poland. In 1940 he was arrested by NKVD, then released after Germany attacked Soviet Union, he fought in battle of Monte Cassino and in 1990 he passed presidential insignia to Lech Walesa. President Kaczorowski was aboard the plane which crash near Smolensk airport killing 96 people including the Polish President Lech Kaczynski.
He was a catalyst. He forced Eastern European regimes to admit their failures to their own people. Gorbachev was elected General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party on March 11, 1985.
It is exactly 25 years as Mikhail Gorbachev was elected General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party on March 11, 1985. During this time Mr Herb Meyer served in the Reagan Administration as Special Assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence and Vice Chairman of the CIA’s National Intelligence Council. This is the short interview with him.
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