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1 Running Head: THE REAGAN DOCTRINE THE REAGAN DOCTRINE Name: Institution:
2 THE REAGAN DOCTRINE The Reagan Doctrine The Reagan Doctrine is regarded as the most critical political strategy implemented with the supervision of the United States within the administration of Ronald Reagan (Princeton, n.d.). This doctrine happened to be a policy strategy that developed with the supervision of Ronald Reagan to stop the propagation of the Soviet Union’s political ideologies and its impact in the world. The Reagan Doctrine was also meant to stop the domination Soviet Union’s political ideologies over the years of Cold Wars. During this time, the Reagan Doctrine happened to be the core of the a rarer political strategy of the united states in the 1980s, for a period of about 10 years, before the cold war struggle came to an end (Princeton, n.d.). Like any other political strategy of the modern time, the Reagan Doctrine brought about several side effects to the society. The Reagan Doctrine, thus, led to several outcomes that are a combination of both the advantages and disadvantages. As a result, the Reagan Doctrine has the potential has the capacity to influence politics within different nations in the world. The primary objective of President Ronald Reagan through this doctrine was to control and curb the political power of the politics of the Soviet Union. In this strategy, President Reagan at supporting democratic nations across the globe that were against Soviet communism and were willing to fight against the spread of Soviet communism. These nations that were fighting communism in the Soviet were regarded as “freedom fighters”. As the “freedom fighters” were supported, the Reagan administration tried to prevent the communist ideology developed and nurtured by the Soviet Union from spreading to different nations of the world (History.com, n.d.). The inclination of President Ronald Reagan towards formulating a presidential doctrine was a result of several events that were taking place in different parts of the world. Many nations in the world, such as Afghanistan and Nicaragua,

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