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    The gdansk shipyard strike was a major turning point in history. This event occurred during the August of 1980. Though it only started in one isolated area, it spread hope throughout all of Poland. The strike itself was lead by a great leader, it was a very historical event, and there were actually a few different significant reasons as to why it started in the first place that makes it important. There was no doubt that Lech Walesa was a great man, a noble speaker, and a powerful leader.

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    began in 1980, but rather a continuation of a working class and Polish intelligentsia movement that began in 1956, and continued in two other risings, in 1970 and 1976. The most significant of these risings began in the shipyards of the 'Triple City', Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia in 1970. The first and by far the most violent and bloody of the workers revolts came in June of 1956, when at least 75 people died in the industrial city of Poznan. The third uprising took place in 1976 with workers striking in

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    The city of Gdańsk has played an important role in the transformation of Europe. But the same thing that today makes us proud about our past, could very well be what makes us a monument in the future. A legacy enacted solely through commemoration does not constitute a creative starting-point for adapting to contemporary challenges. Gdańskian, Polish, or European. Gdańsk needs to transform. And Europe will play an important role in the transformation of Gdańsk. The future of Gdańsk, like the future

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    Battle Over Jerusalem

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    Jerusalem’s long history and religious meaning in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faith has culminated in it being a holy and coveted place for all three of these major religions. For centuries this city has been fought after and endured numerous wars and rulers. The most recent disagreement over Jerusalem is generally between the Israelis and the Palestinians. The height of this disagreement was marked by Israel moving their capital from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This caused Muslims to fear having their

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    Lech Walesa's Fight

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    Shortly after World War II the Soviet government began to impose communist rule throughout eastern Europe. Backed by the might of the USSR, these communist governments (practically part of the USSR) would rule the Eastern Bloc with an iron fist through the Warsaw Pact. This pact, which was signed in 1955, forced many war effected nations to sign an Alliance with the USSR, effectively making them satellite states.1 Many unfair government policies and a lack of many civil liberties would spark revolution

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    The Fall of Communism in Poland

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    1945 and was wide-spread in Eastern Europe throughout the 20th century despite several attempts by different countries to expel it. Pope John Paul II and Ronald Reagan were very distinguished figures in the expulsion of Communism in Poland. The Gdańsk Agreement, the formation of the Solidarity Party, Lech Wałęsa, and the Workers' Defense Committee were major components of the beginning of the fall of Communism in Poland. The Communist government saw that the Polish began to rebel against them

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    The Solidarity Movement

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    and inflation were abundant. The Polish Communist Party was faced with nationwide strikes, and their tactics of buying off workers had failed because there were too many people striking. However, when the strikes spread to the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk on August 14th, everything was about to change. The strikers were backed by waves of support from other industrial centers, and the Communist Party was forced to negotiate with them. Under the leadership of Lech Walesa the strikers emerged victorious

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    wide-spread in Eastern Europe throughout the 20th century despite several attempts by different countries to expel it, into Poland in 1945. Pope John Paul II and Ronald Reagan were very distinguished figures in the expulsion of Communism in Poland. The Gdańsk Agreement, the formation of the Solidarity Party, Lech Wałęsa, and the Workers' Defense Committee were major components of the beginning of the fall of Communism in Poland. The Communist government saw that the Polish people were beginning to rebel

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    The Fall of Communism: Poland 1980-1992

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    way out of Poland as a new political party arose, the Communists attempted to constrain the Polish from living their way, the Solidarity Party became more unified and longed for, and the Solidarity Party won the first supposedly free election. The Gdańsk Agreement, the formation of the Solidarity Party, Lech Wałęsa, and the Workers' Defense Committee were the major components of the beginning of the fall of Communism in Poland. The Communist government saw that the Polish began to rebel against them

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    Gender Roles

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    nurturers than men therefore they should stay home with the children. Traditional gender roles are beneficial to society. Work Cited ---------- 1) Anderson, Porter. CNN. 1998. 08 Apr. 2002 . 2)Gender Studies University of Gdansk. 02 Feb. 1991. University of Gdansk. 07 Apr. 2002 . 3) Morin, Richard, and Megan Rosenfeld. Washington Post. 22 Mar. 1998. 07 Apr. 2002 . 4) Role of Woman in Islam. 10 Apr. 2002 . 5) The Family: At Home is a Heartless World. Vol. 1. N.p.: Harper Collins

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