The Political Climate of the 1980s
This paper looks at the achievements of President Ronald Reagan and the collapse of the Soviet Union.
# 96641 | 770 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2007 |
Published on Jul 12, 2007 in History (Leaders) , International Relations (Cold War) , History (U.S. Post-Modern 1965-Present) , European Studies (Collapse of the Soviet Empire) , European Studies (The Cold War Period 1945-1985)
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The paper discusses how the 1980s ushered in a new era of politics, with President Ronald Reagan at the reins. The paper reveals that Reagan is credited with helping to speed the end of the Cold War by challenging the Soviets on several other fronts and siding with the dissident movement in Poland. The paper relates that less than a year after Reagan left office, the Berlin Wall fell and the Cold War essentially ended in 1991. The paper looks at reasons for the swift collapse of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Hoffman, David E. (2004 June 06). Global Legacy: Hastening an End to the Cold War.The Washington Post. Pp. A01. Retrieved December 27 2006 from: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A19040-2004Jun5.html
- Somin, Ilya. (1994 September 22). Riddles, mysteries, and enigmas: unanswered questions of communism's collapse. Policy Review. Retrieved December 27 2006 from HighBeam Research Library.
- Williamson, David. (2003 December 01). Berlin: the flash-point of the Cold War, 1948-1989: David Williamson explains why events in Berlin twice threatened to unleash a third world war. History Review. Retrieved December 27 2006 from HighBeam Research Library.
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