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Significant world events* The Ecumenical Movement
Europe
Reunification of Germany

Americas
Democratic elections in Nicaragua

Africa
Namibia gains independence
Nelson Mandella freed

South Asia and Middle East
Iraq invades Kuwait
Benazir Bhutto deposed as Prime Minister of Pakistan

East Asia and the Pacific
Burman militari government ignores democratic election results

1990 Seoul "Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation" (JPIC)
Decade of Evangelism declared
Europe
Baltic States declare independence
Disintegration of Yugoslavia
Maastrict Treaty on European integration

South Asia and the Middle East
Gulf War - Kuwait liberated
Rajiv Ghandi killed by suicide bomber, India

1991 Canberra WCC Assembly
Europe
Soviet Union disintegrates
Civil War in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Americas
"Earth Summit" in Rio de Janeiro

Africa
End to civil war in Angola and Somalia (with US intervention in Somalia)
Algeria cancels election results

1992
Europe
Czechoslovakia divides

South Asia and Middle East
Benazir Bhutto reinstated as Prime Minister of Pakistan

East Asia and the Pacific
Cambodian democratic elections

1993 Santiago de Compostela, Spain meeting on "unity" 
Europe
Russia invades Chechen republic

Americas
US invades Haiti

Africa
Ethnic conflict in Rwanda
Nelson Mandella (ANC) wins free elections in South Africa

South Asia and Middle East
Limited Palesinian autonomy in Gaza Strip

East Asia and the Pacific
Death of Kim Il Sung (North Korean Dictator)

1994
Europe
Establishment of European Union

Africa
Nigeria expelled from Commonwealth

South Asia and Middle East
Israel and PLO sign West Bank agreement
Assassination of Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel.

East Asia and the Pacific
Protests against French nuclear tests inPacific
Kobi earthquake in Japan

1995
Europe
Children killed in Dunblane, Scotland
1996 San Salvador (WM) "Vision" Conference
Europe
Dolly the sheep cloned
Death of Diana, Princess of Wales

East Asia and the Pacific
Hong Kong returned to China

1997
Europe
ETA cease fire
Good Friday Agreement
1998 Jubilee 2000 Demonstration at G7 Summit Birmingham UK
Harare WCC Assembly
Europe
Elections for assemblies in Northern Ireland and Wales and Parliament in Scotland
1999
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