While the ending of the Cold War removed the nuclear threat, horrific civil conflict in Yugoslavia, Rwanda and Afghanistan bought death and misery to millions. The West's prosperity continued to grow whilst economies crashed in East Asia, and in the decade that saw information technology connecting people globally as never before, governments were unable to agree on how to act together to protect the environment. The 1990s were a decade of vivid contrasts. This title uses headlining events and people to explore international and national current affairs taking in such diverse aspects of life as war, politics, sport and fashion, chronologically describing the memorable events of this decade in clear and concise language.
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Nelson Mandela walks free from captivity Namibia 810
The European Union is established Bosnia 14
The Church of England admits women 2225
Afghanistan agreement American Angeles announced apartheid April attack Bangladesh Beijing Bill Clinton blast bomb Boris Yeltsin Bosnia Bosnia-Herzegovina Britain British cease-fire Channel Tunnel Charles and Diana Chechnya China civil civilians cloned collapse communist death December Democratic devastated died today Dolly the sheep Dunblane East economy Euro European Union February force global warming Hong Kong Hurricane Mitch Hutu impeach independent Indonesia Internet Iraq Iraqi Israel January Jordan Kabul killed King Hussein Kobe Kosovo Kuwait leader Lebanon London March massacre million Moscow Mother Teresa murder Muslim neighbouring Nelson Mandela Northern Ireland November numbers O.J. Simpson Oklahoma City Palestinian peace peacekeeping President Bill Clinton President Clinton Prince Charles Princess of Wales Queen refugees Republican Riots Russian Rwanda Sarajevo Serbs signed Simpson slaughter Somalia South Africa space success Taliban Tamil terrorist treaty troops United Nations vote Waco Waco siege Walesa Washington DC West Bank yesterday Yitzhak Rabin Yugoslavia