1989

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Berlin wall end.jpg
Crowds gather at the decrepit Berlin Wall in November, 1989
A year of huge political change in Eastern Europe, as the people in nation after nation rose up to express their discontent with the Soviet backed governments. In China, the government stifled the popular demands for government change by a mass murder of (at least) hundreds of students.

1989 marked the end of the entrenched cold war, as the communist governments of Eastern Europe began to yield to popular pressure.

Savings & Load fraud

Full article: Stub class article Savings and loan fraud

1989 was a peak year in the USA for bank failures, as the ongoing Savings and loan fraud continued to transfer money from ordinary US citizens to those committing the (cabal-enabled) fraud. Author Pete Brewton has called this "the largest theft in the history of the world", and estimated the size of the total theft as about $500,000,000,000.[1]

Disintegration of the Soviet Empire

In 1989, many nation states underwent sweeping political change in response to organised non-violent demonstrations by millions of their citizens.

Tiananmen Square, China

Tank Man's iconic resistance to the violence of the the Chinese communist government, on July 4th, 1989, the day after tanks had crushed non-violent demonstrators nearby.

A year of huge political change in Eastern Europe, as the people in nation after nation rose up to express their discontent with the Soviet backed governments. In China, the government stifled the popular demands for government change by a mass murder of (at least) hundreds of students.

Inspired by the success of people in Eastern Europe, hundreds of thousands protested the government and demanded some proper representation. The Chinese government mobilised up to 300,000 soldiers and killed or injured thousands of demonstrators. The courage of Tank Man is one legacy of this bloodbath that continues to inspire non-violent resistance.  

Events

Event
Operation Paperclip
Cold War
The Troubles
Operation Condor
1980s Afghan war
Al-Yamamah arms deal
Savings and loan fraud
Franklin child prostitution ring
UTA Flight 772
Avianca Flight 203
 

New Groups

GroupImageDateType
Research Institute for the Study of Conflict and TerrorismGroup.png1989 - 2001Think tank
New Zealand Broadcasting Standards AuthorityGroup.png1989 - Present
Executive OutcomesExecutive Outcomes.jpg1989 - 31 December 1998Commercial
Military
AdbustersAdbusters.jpg1989 - Present
Social Market FoundationGroup.png1989 - PresentThink tank
One World ActionOWA 21.jpg1989 - 2011Charity
Bruges GroupBruges logo small.pngFebruary 1989 - Present
Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey PlazaSchoolbookDepository.jpg20 February 1989 - PresentHistoric
 

Groups that were Wound Up

GroupImageDateType
Institute for the Study of ConflictInstitute for the Study of Conflict.png5 May 1970 - 1989Propaganda
Think tank
American Continental CorporationGroup.png1978 - 13 April 1989


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