The Warsaw Pact was dissolved on 1 July Their books are discussed, along with others in: Timothy Garton Ash, "! The rivers of blood which flowed in Hungary, Poland, Germany, and recently too in such a horrific way in Romania, as well as the sea of blood shed by the nations of the Soviet Union, should not be forgotten, primarily because human suffering affects every human being.
On 9 Marchboth sides agreed to a bicameral legislature called the National Assembly. Traditionally a ceremonial office, the presidency was given more powers  Polish Round Table Agreement. Gorbachev supported change and opposed the use of force to stop it.
Germany and Czechoslovakia, that is, free elections, the rule of law, a free and independent press, free trade unions and a multiparty political system. This transformation proceeded, for the most part, in a peaceful manner.
Before the end of the month, West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl unveiled a plan for reunification of the two Germanies. Bush visited Poland in July and advised the new Polish government to support Jaruzelski for President. The economic collapse of East Germany led increasing numbers of East Germans to seek to emigrate to the West.
It was certainly an anti-communist revolution. Sebestyen was born in Hungary but raised in England, where he lives and writes.
A controversial study of Communism's crimes and victims; a best-seller in Europe.