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The Fall of Communism.

Surveys events that occurred in 1989 and 1990 in the nations of eastern Europe and within some republics of the Soviet Union using news stories broadcast by ABC. Describes each country's efforts to revitalize its economy and democratize its institutions and then examines the impact of these changes. Highlights include the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, independence movements in Poland, Lithuania and Russia. 80 min.