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Opening the curtain.

After 50 years since the outbreak of World War 11 when Hitler's army invaded Poland, Mikhail Gorbachev lead reforms that saw the end of political supremacy of the Communist Party in the Soviet Union. President Ronald Reagan of the United States had joined with him in summit conferences to help achieve the end of The Cold War and the drawing back of the so-called 'Iron Curtain' that separated the Soviet countries from the rest of the world. Poland finally achieved autonomy and became The Third Polish Republic.