1989: Back to the Future with Black Point Estate (History)

with Dave Desimone

1989 was a turning point in political history with the “Revolutions of 1989” sweeping the Eastern Block, starting in Poland and Hungary, with experiments in power-sharing coming to a head with the opening of the Berlin Wall in November, the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia and the overthrow of the communist dictatorship in Romania in December; the movement ended in December 1991 with the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Revolutions against communist governments in Eastern Europe mainly succeeded, but the year also saw the suppression by the Chinese government of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest in Beijing. The first commercial internet service providers surfaced during this year as well as the first written proposal for the World Wide Web. The world would never be the same.

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