The End of the Cold War

Nicholas Guyatt

in The Oxford Handbook of the Cold War

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199236961
Published online January 2013 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in History

The End of the Cold War


This chapter discusses the history of the end of the Cold War. It describes different versions of what signified the end of the Cold War, which include the demolition of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, Mikhail Gorbachev's declaration that the Soviet Union would no longer use its military to subdue the satellite states of the Warsaw Pact in 1988, and the reunification of Germany in October 1990. The chapter also considers the consequences of the end of the Cold War, which include a renewed search for international order and cooperation.

Keywords: Cold War; Berlin Wall; Mikhail Gorbachev; Soviet Union; Warsaw pact; reunification of Germany; international order; international cooperation

Article.  9734 words. 

Subjects: History ; Cold War

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