The Growth of Solidarity

Using the last 10 minutes from the Cold War episode 'Freeze', your text book and the additional handout answer the following questions.

1/ What impact did the election of Pope John Paul II in 1978 have on Poland?

2/ How and why did the Solidarity movement grow so quickly in Poland?

3/ Who was Lech Walesa and why was he important?

4/ How did the USSR pressure the Polish government into acting?

5/ How did Jarulzelski react to try and crush Solidarity?

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