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9 Cards in this Set

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Konrad Adenauer
First chancellor of West Germany (1949-1963), under whom the country began economic reconstruction and became a member of NATO and the Common Market.
Corazon Aquino
she is a political leader (from 1983) and president (1986–92) of the Philippines who restored democratic rule in that country after the long dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos.
Ayatollah Khomeini
Iranian religious leader of the Shiites; when Shah Pahlavi's regime fell Khomeini established a new constitution giving himself supreme powers (1900-1989)
Neil Armstrong
United States astronaut; the first man to set foot on the Moon (July 20, 1969) (1930-)
Hafez Assad
president of Syria (1971–2000) who brought stability to the country and established it as a powerful presence in the Middle East.
Menachem Begin
Russian-born Israeli politician. He led (1943-1948) Irgun, the Zionist underground movement in Palestine. After the establishment of Israel, Begin became a political leader known for his hard-line views on the Arabs, but as prime minister (1977-1983) he strove to resolve the Arab-Israel conflict. He shared the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize with Anwar el-Sadat of Egypt.
Willy Brandt
German political leader. He served as chancellor of West Germany (1969-1974) and won the 1971 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to reduce tension between the East and the West.
Fidel Castro
Cuban revolutionary leader who overthrew the corrupt regime of the dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959 and soon after established a Communist state. He was prime minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976 and has been president of the government and First Secretary of the Communist Party since 1976.
Neville Chamberlain
British politician and prime minister (1937-1940) who advocated a policy of appeasement toward the fascist regimes of Europe. He was forced to declare war on Germany after its invasion of Poland in 1939.